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Eritrean envoy recalled to top position at MoFA

A month after Redwan Hussien presented his credentials as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Eritrea; he has been recalled and appointed as a State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to sources who spoke to The Reporter and as well as the official twitter account of the ministry.  

Three opposition parties sign MoU

Three opposition political parties, namely the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) and Hibir Ethiopia Democratic Party (Hibir), concerned about the survival of the nation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to collaborate and work together over the agenda of saving the survival of the nation.

House endorses draft anti-terrorism bill

A year after it was proposed, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) have passed an anti-terrorism draft bill to amend the anti-terrorism law which has been heavily criticized by various right groups.

Rebranding afoot

Formerly regarded as the most abusive security organ of the government, The National Intelligence and Security Service of Ethiopia (NISS) seems adamant now about rebranding and restructuring itself into an accountable and impartial professional intelligence institution, The Reporter has learnt.

EDP urges to postpone upcoming election

The National Council of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), which recently was in a legal battle with its former chairman and other members of the party and henceforth recognized as the legal representative of the party by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has urged for the postponement of the upcoming general election by at least two years.

UNDP makes USD 9m procurement for 2020 polls

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has made a purchase of various equipment and materials and printing services for the 2020 Ethiopian Election to the tune of USD nine million, it was learnt. The Chairperson of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed the supply agreements on December 18, 2019, with a Dubai based company specifying the items and the timeframe for the purchase.

Qatar GCC blockade: Blessing in disguise?

It has been years now since the Saudi Arabia led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) imposed a blockade on Qatar—another gulf nation—resulting in the closure of the only border the smaller state has with the latter. Even Saudi Arabia once reportedly expressed intentions to dig waterways by this border effectively making Qatar an island.