Returning from a mid-year recess, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) have begun to review a new draft bill that legislates on the raising of the Union’s flag, singing of the Union’s anthem and the commemoration of Africa Day in Ethiopia.
The Government of Ethiopia has tabled a request for a supplementary budget close to 27.9 billion birr before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR). The latest request comes four months before the current fiscal year ends and is an additional federal budget to the current year [2012 E.C] which amounts to 387 billion birr.
It is in a swift and dramatic shift that a hydroelectric power project in one of the Horn of African countries became a global issue. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River is not an issue of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt anymore.
The All Ethiopia Unity Party (AEUP) and Balderas for Real Democracy, a newly established party founded by Eskinder Nega have agreed to form a coalition, taking the initiative of creating a unified opposition camp that can compete with the incumbent in the upcoming general election.
Propelled by his recent Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is once more on a peacemaking mission. Only this time, the PM has taken up one of the most complicated political problems in the continent, which is bringing peace and unity to the Somali lands of the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (Ezema), one of the opposition parties in the country, has expressed its concern over the ongoing crisis witnessed across the country, and failure to take all necessary measures might adversely affect the upcoming general election scheduled for August 2020.
The renowned business and entrepreneur, Ermias Amelga, was released from prison yesterday, days after the government announced that charges against 63 defendants were going to be dropped for sake of peace and reconciliation.
The United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to offer USD 30.4 million, to support the upcoming election within Ethiopia. The funds are to support the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and help it build its capacity in order to run “free and fair elections.”