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Media Council urges gov’t for legal recognition

A product of a decade-long negotiation that involved consolidation and compromise, the Ethiopian Media Council, two and a half years after its establishment is unable to attain a legal personality until now, and the executive committee of the council has requested the designated body of the government to undertake its registration process and grant legality to the council.

MoFA set for structural reform, to deploy new staff

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has revealed that it has begun setting a massive structural reform as well as deployments of a new staff that would boost the countries diplomacy to a more advanced level in-line with the country’s diplomatic and security interests in a fast changing global dynamism.

OLF says it is working to disarm soldiers

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)/ABO which is said to have around 4,300 soldiers in the country and of which only 1,500 have disarmed thus far, told The Reporter this week that it is working with authorities to fully disarm its fighters and further its peaceful engagement in the political space in Ethiopia.

OLF, ULFO sign agreement of unity

Following the call and invitation to all political parties to engage in the national political agendas of the country, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), headed by Dawed Ibsa, and the United Liberation Forces of Oromia (ULFO), headed by Abdejelil Abdela, recently decided to work together as of September 26, 2018, Ibsa Negewo, Member of the Executive Committee of OLF, told The Reporter.

EPRDF’s Congress in spotlight

The deputies of the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and the Tigrian People Liberation Front (TPLF), Gedu Andargachew, Lemma Megerssa and Fetlework Gebregziabher, who are ideological stalwarts of their respective parties, are seen exchanging a laugh or two and conferring to cement the era of the new leadership at the EPDRF Congress in Hawassa.

Abiy, Demeke retain party positions

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) re-elected Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Demeke Mekonnen as its chairperson and deputy chairperson of the party, respectively.