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MoFA announces ambassadors’ placement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced the countries of which its 20 Ambassadors are to be posted to head Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions; including Fitsum Arega. The former chief of staff of the Office of the Prime Minister is bound to Washington DC.

Soldiers of patriotic Ginbot 7 to relocate to camp in Ethiopia

Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, in its first press briefing since its homecoming in September, stated that preparation is underway both by the government and the party to return some 550 of its soldiers to camps and rehabilitate them, Andargachew Tsige, general secretary of the party, disclosed on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Afar rocked by deadly violence

In a fresh round of violence that erupted this week four people are said to have lost their lives and 13 severely injured in what was a relatively calm region: the Afar Regional State, The Reporter has learnt.

Confusion at the border

In a surprise turn of events this weeks, the government in Asmara is reported to have closed down it borders with Ethiopia, adjoining the Tigray Regional State, from the side of  Eritrea with no official explanation yet offered by both countries.

Auditor General declines Board appointment

The Auditor General, Gemechu Dubisso, is reported to have declined his appointment as member of the board of directors of the state owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) this week, The Reporter has learnt.

Opposition gaining momentum

Semayawi Party a.k.a Blue announced it has finalized its preparation to conduct its second general assembly meeting by December 30, 2018 where the party is expected to deliberate on the issue of joining hands with two other parties: Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy and Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP).

House approves bill to setup reconciliation commission

The House of People's Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday endorsed the draft proclamation named ‘Reconciliation Commission Establishment Proclamation’ that intends to establish an independent institution with an exclusive power and responsibilities to inquire, disclose the truth and take measures on human rights violations so as to ensure reconciliation and lasting peace.

OLF, ODP step-up rhetoric

The two main contesting parties inthe Oromia Regional State:the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) are stepping up theirrhetoricas the later said it will work to ensure law and order prevail in West Oromia and the formercautioning that it amounts to “declaration of war.”

MPs on TPLF ticket contest identity, boundary bill

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) approved a controversial bill to establish a separate commission with a mandate to carry out scientific findings and recommendations related to identity and regional boundaries, on Thursday.

Parliament rejects a Judiciary nominee

The House of Peoples Representatives (HPR), in its 12th regular session,hasapproved the nomination of PetrosWoldesenbetand SenaitAndargefor membership of the Federal JudicialAdministration Council representingthe HPR while rejecting the third nomination Gebregziabher Araya.