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.
The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum ended on a high note, with an array of world-leaders, Nobel Peace Prize winning activists, heads of important and vital institutions and delegates from dozens of countries attending and addressing the gathering and help find practical solutions to the world’s leading problems.
Despite not meeting for two years and having been invited to the negotiation table by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) for a face-to-face dialogue, the main actors of the South Sudan conflict, rebel leader Riek Machar (PhD) and President Salva Kiir, have concluded their meeting in Addis Ababa yesterday yet again failing to reach a definite agreement to end the conflict that have caused the deaths of thousands of South Sudanese in the past few years.
Tana Forum, which aims at establishing a culture of dialogue that fosters change in the peace and security landscape in the continent, is set to take place in Bahirdar, from 21-22 April 2018.
On his first official trip to Africa from March 6-13, 2018, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is to visit Ethiopia from March 7-9 2018, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Meles Alem told The Reporter.