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House votes to postpone city council, local election

With uncertainty surrounding the upcoming general election, The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has passed the decision to postpone local elections and the election of the Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city councils,which it has done for the second time,to be carried out along with the upcoming 6th General Elections scheduled for May 2020.

House approves Diaspora involvement in finance sector

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved a new bill that seeks to amend the existing Banking Business Proclamation to provide for the participation of Ethiopians in the Diaspora in the domestic financial sector a couple of years after a controversial campaign by the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) thoroughly purged any member of the diaspora from the country’s financial sector.

Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement: is it stalling?

Among the major decisions taken by the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in the past one year following the political development and the change in leadership of the ruling front of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was the cessation of hostilities and rear rapprochement with Eritrea.

Officials suspended over recent violence in South

After deadly clashes were reported between security forces and the youth mainly in the Sidama Zone of the Southern Regional State, following what appears to be a targeted attack on different ethnic groups residing in the area and huge destruction to property, the regional ruling party— Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM)—has suspended a number of officials from both the party and their current positions, The Reporter has learnt.

Temesgen Tiruneh named Amhara region head

Temesgen Tiruneh, ex-security advisor to the Prime Minister, has been named the head of the Amhara Regional State, which has recently undergone a security crisis due to an attempted coup d’état against the regional administration resulting in the assassination of the regional head and two more cabinet members together with the head of the national army and another retired general.

French minister to visit Addis

Following a similar visit by President Emmanuel Macron, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance and Economy of France is set to visit Ethiopia next Monday, The Reporter has learnt. His visit is said to cement and follow-up on President Macron’s visit.

Egypt urges conclusion on the Nile

As Ethiopia is moving towards the completion of its hydroelectric project, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), at a cost of USD 4 billion, Egypt is once again calling for an agreement on the issue of the Nile, which has been in prolonged tit-for-tat between both nations.