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Nearly 250 arrested in relation to last week assassination

A task force established following the assassination of officials in Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar said that nearly 250 individuals have been arrested for an alleged connection to the killings, which was ruled as a failed coup d'etat pending the full investigation of the incident, The Reporter has learnt.

Two organizations sign 37.7 mln birr MoU to rehabilitate, repatriate IDPs

Founded by Ethiopians in the diaspora, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians (GARE) – a US-based Ethiopian rights group – has signed an agreement with World Vision to launch an over 37.7 million birr worth project, which aims at rehabilitating and repatriating millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various parts of Ethiopia.

Determined yet uncertain

As politicians are divided over the timetable of the upcoming National Election, at the helm of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopian (NEBE), Birtukan Mideksa appears to be determined to meet the constitutionally protected election timetable; working under the assumption that 2020 is still the due date .

Violence in Benishangul-Amhara Border towns

In an emergency meeting held last week, Benishangul Gumz regional party condemned the recent killings of hundreds of civilians in neighboring towns of Jawi Woreda of the Amhara Regional State, The Reporter has learnt.

Ethnic clashes hit parts of Ethiopia

Several civilians are believed to have been killed in three regional states, namely, Amhara, Afar and Beinshangul regional states, following attacks by militants and armed groups in these regions, The Reporter has learnt.

Regional to federal

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has endorsed the nomination put forth by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in his latest bid to shuffle his Cabinet. Accordingly, Lemma Megerssa andGedu Andargachew, former heads of the Oromia and Amhara Regional States, were chosen to assume key ministerial positions ofthe Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), respectively.

Amhara gets oxygen manufacturing plant

The Amhara Regional State inaugurated a brand new Oxygen Center in Bahir Dar on April 4, 2019, in the presence of a slew of delegates, including president Sahle-Work Zewde and Amir Aman (MD), the Minister of Health.