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Court martial slashes prison terms for mutineer commandos

Members of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) who have been sentenced to imprisonment for marching in arms to the Office of the Prime Minister in October 10, 2018, got their sentences slashed by the appellate Military Court, The Reporter has learnt.

Court suspends transfer of title deed of 40/60 condos

The 8th Civil Bench of the Federal High Court at Lideta has suspended the transfer of the title deeds of more than 18,000 40/60 condo houses which were slated for handover to homeowners who were picked from hundreds of thousands of registered home seekers by a lottery drawing a month ago, The Reporter has learnt.

Army commandos who marched to the PM office sentenced to imprisonment

More than 60 military commandos who decided to match on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and raise their issues regarding pay and benefits were sentenced to serve five to 14 years of imprisonment by the Martial Court of the Federal Defense Force. While the 66 out of the more than 200 military commandos were sentenced to imprisonment, the remaining were punished through administrative measures.

Scandal Galore!

Following the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to the leadership of the ruling Front the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), stories originating from Ethiopia has dominated global news headlines, and this week was no different in this regard, as the detention of senior officials of the ill-fated Metal and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) made news headlines over the weekend.

House Committee to reconsider removal of federal judge

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) on Friday referred a draft resolution which proposes the removal of a Federal High Court judge to the Law, Justice and Democracy Standing committee for consideration and possibly hold a formal hearing for the judge in question.

Another woman at the helm

Taking the nation in a sweeping fashion, the nomination and election of women to key posts reached the Federal Supreme Court with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) nominating Meaza Ashenafi – the renowned legal expert and human rights activist – as its first ever female president to preside over the court.

House elects president, vice president for Supreme Court

In its session that was held today, the House of People’s Representatives elected a president and vice president for the Federal Supreme Court. Accordingly, Meaza Ashenafi has been elected to serve as president. Meaza is the first woman to sit at the helm of the country’s highest judicial organ.

AG charges alleged OLF operatives for explosives attack

The Federal Attorney General has instituted charges against five individuals who were alleged operatives of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) on Friday September 28, 2018 in connection to the June 23 bomb attack at a rally held in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) at Meskel Square.