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Setting the tone

On the aftermath of the renewed political unrest in the Oromia Regional State and the decree of the state of emergency by the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, the President of the Republic, Mulatu Teshom (PhD), delivered his the State of the Union addressed on Tuesday.

Dozens killed due to violence in Dilla, vicinity

Regional government downplays ethnic links In what appears to be an addition to instability of the country, another tragic violence has emerged from the relatively calmer Southern Regional State. Deadly clashes erupted in Dilla town, which later expanded to neighboring areas including Yirga Chefe town.

Merkel urges for more political dialogue, media freedom

Discusses with opposition, civil societies German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during her official visit to the country on Tuesday, met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and said that the Government of Ethiopia should give more political space for opposition parties and create job opportunities for the country’s youth.

Blue party elects new president

“General Assembly was not conducted,” YilikalGetnet (Eng.) The blue party conducted its general assembly meeting on the premises of the All-Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) headquarters last weekend and elected YeshiwasAsefa as the new president of the party.

Setting the tone

President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) appeared before the two Houses on Tuesday to officially launch the second term of the fifth Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) and House of Federation (HoF).

Capital city tightens security to repel spreading protests

Amid panic among residents of the capital city, Addis Ababa, following the renewed protest in the surrounding towns of the Oromia Special Zone, the city’s Police Commission said yesterday that it has tightened its security around city to contain the spreading Oromo protest from entering the city.

Merkel declines to address Ethiopian parliament

German Chancellor to meet with leaders of opposition parties German Chancellor Angela Merkel (PhD), who will be visiting Addis Ababa next week, declined to address the House of Peoples’ Representatives, which will return from recess for the second year term of the fifth parliament.