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Trump to appoint new ambassador

Geeta Pasi, an Indo-American, has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next ambassador to Ethiopia. An election year appointment, it has been sent to the United States Senate for approval and if selected, she will be replacing Michael Raynor, a career diplomat who was appointed in 2017.

Executive Resolve

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appeared before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Monday morning in the presence of House Speaker Tagese Chafo to respond to dozens of questions from lawmakers regarding pressing issues that have topped the country’s agenda.

HoF elects new speaker

The House of Federation (HoF) has elected Aden Farah as its new speaker on Wednesday, replacing Keria Ibrahim, who resigned from the post on Monday, after serving for about two years.

476 bln birr draft budget under standing Committee scrutiny

In trying to cope with the growing need of the economy and the current global pandemic shaking the financial markets around the world, the Government of Ethiopia has presented a 476 billion birr budget proposal to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) for the upcoming fiscal year of 2020/21.

Juba’s pushback

South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia has downplayed information which stated that South Sudan had agreed to the request made by Egypt to establish a military base in Pagak.

Inquiry Board issues stark warning

The COVID-19 State of Emergency (SoE) Inquiry Board established by the parliament to follow-up its implementation, has issued a warning to all levels of government stating that the pandemic will worsen unless efforts taken in the past few months are redoubled.

Egypt allegedly supplies weapons to Somalia

Egypt, which has been at loggerheads with Ethiopia over the hydroelectric dam project the latter is building over the Nile, has now defied a UN arms embargo with an alleged arms delivery it has made to Somalia, on February, 2020, The Reporter has learnt. 

Quest for clarity

Exactly 25 years after its inception, the Ethiopian Constitution is having the ride of its lifetime. To be honest, nothing has ever shaken the tittering constitutional democracy of Ethiopia since it came into effect, a quarter of a century ago. And get this, not only during the most deadly pandemic the world has ever seen – COVID-19 – but because of it.  As bizarre as it might be, this too is a story about the Coronavirus pandemic.