The fourth national census, which was extended once last year, and slated to be held in the middle of March this year, is yet to receive a formal confirmation from the National Census Commission, The Reporter has learnt.
The fourth national census, which was already extended once last year, and slated to be held in the middle of March this year is yet to receive a formal confirmation from the national Census commission, The Reporter has learnt. However, preparations are well underway at the different departments of the Central Statistical Agency.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) met and discussed with members and leaders of opposition political parties who have returned home and those who are conducting their political activities in the country following the call by the PM during his inaugural speech back in April.
With the Government of Ethiopia yet to approve a new plan on how to repatriate internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their original homes and rehabilitates them; a new report by International Refugees – a humanitarian organization based in the US – disclosed the recent efforts by the government to repatriate (IDPs) was unplanned, lacking in coordination and was also involuntarily imposed on IDPs, The Reporter has learnt.
On his first trip to Ethiopia as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the US Department of State, Tibor Nagy paid a brief visit to Ethiopia’s new Ministry of Peace and held talks with Muferiyat Kamil, the Minister in charge, on November 30, 2018.
The Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) issued a strong worded statement on Thursday and Friday, respectively, condemning the recent casualties along the borders of the Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz regional states, The Reporter has learnt.
The Ethiopian Army composed mainly of Ground and Air Forces is receiving an upgrade in the form the re-establishment of a Naval Force along with Cyber and Space Forces, according to a new draft bill tabled before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) proposing significant amendment to the existing Proclamation of the National Defense Forces of Ethiopia.
Amid the multifaceted instability and identity-based conflict, the Government of Ethiopia has presented two separate draft proclamations before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) to aid the establishment of an Independent Commission on Reconciliation and another one on Administrative Boundaries and identity Issues with a mandate to conduct research and present recommendations for the government.
Though it has only been seven months since he assumed power, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) pace in reforming in the country – including foreign relations – has grabbed the attention of the nation with many applauding the change and some wary of it.