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Big political reforms: what about the economy?

In his less than one year stint as Prime Minister of Ethiopian Abiy Ahmed (PhD), 42, has managed to taketheworld by surprise. So much so that most viewed global news networks can’t stop talking about his exploits since he emerged as the leader of his ‘fragile East African country’. In fact, his elevation to the highest office of the government was not only astounding but also least expected. He was not among top political figures in the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) since some two years ago.

Blue ceases its existence

In a bid to form a nationwide, unified and strong opposition political party together with other like-minded opposition parties; the general assembly of the Semayawi Party a.k.a. Blue has decided to cease the existence of the party as of December 30, 2018, Getaneh Balcha, vice chairman of the party told The Reporter.

Gov’t shifts Shiferaw from Canada to South Korea

After controversysurrounding a differed ambassadorial appointment to Canada, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has reassigned Shiferaw Shigute, a political heavy-weight and runner up in the most recent EPRDF chairmanship race, to fill an ambassadorial postin South Korea, The Reporterhas learnt.

Eastern promises

It seems that the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America is reshaping the global geopolitical scene far beyond anticipation. In one sweeping decision, in July, President Trump slapped a tariff on Chinese goods thus heralding the beginning of trade war which is expected to go worse in the coming years.

Former Amhara Region PR takes over PM’s Press Secretariat

The former head of the Amhara Region’s Communications Bureau, Nigussu Tilahun has been appointed by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to lead the newly formed Press Secretariat Office of the Prime Minister. PM’s Press Secretariat was formed to replace the defunct Government Communications Affairs Office.

FAKE NEWS ALERT

October 23, 2018 was unfortunate day for two longtime friends who went to their hometown to conduct a medical research.The research results and its aim would have been a great deal for the local community. However, their effort and aspiration was cut short with a tragedy that claims their lives.

AEUP calls for intervention to stabilize market

The All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) in its latest press briefing stated that the recent price increment on the tenants of the Federal Housing Corporation is unacceptable and the price hike might be related to those groups trying to sabotage the ongoing reform. Hence, the government should discard the price increment unconditionally, the party requested.

Sahle-work welcomes Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia

Five months after Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended a two-decade old stalemate and somewhat restored normalcy in relations, President Sahle-work Zewde received a credentials letter of the newly appointed Eritrean head of mission, Semere Russom at the National Palace on Thursday.