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Draft law introduces paid campaign ads

A draft directive jointly prepared by the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and the Ethiopian Broadcast Authority (EBA) has introduced a provision that allows political parties to run paid campaign advertisements.

165 local CSOs expecting NEBE's license to start voters’ education

A consortium of over 165 locally established civil society organizations are anticipating the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia’s (NEBE) approval to start voters’ education in multimedia platforms for the upcoming general election, coordinator of the consortium, Abera Hailemariam told The Reporter.

Ethiopian-Americans win Council, Senate Seats

As the United States Presidential election enters uncharted territory with a cliffhanger coupled with a divided Democratic House and a Republican Senate, two Americans with roots in Ethiopia have become a City Councilor and a State Senator, achieving an Ethiopian–American political milestone. 

Health Ministry gives greenlight to election

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia has recommended that the postponed general elections can be conducted given the public’s awareness in the means of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the capabilities created in the country to produce masks and hand sanitizers.

Tigray holds unilateral election

Disregarding the decision reached by the House of Federation (HoF) concerning the election of the Tigray Regional Council as “unconstitutional” and the results therefore void, the regional state has conducted its 6th regional election on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Federal-Tigray tension escalate

The Tigray Regional Council, in an urgent meeting held on Wednesday, September 4, 2020, has decided not to take part in a meeting the House of Federation (HoF) has scheduled for September 5, 2020. Prior to the decision, the Council had sent a letter to the HoF requesting for the agenda of the meeting to be sent.

Abiy rules out speculations of conflict in the North

In his latest meeting with the leaders of different opposition political parties on Wednesday, 29th of July, 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) defended the measures taken by his administration following the death of popular singer and political activist Hachalu Hundesa on basis of restoring law and order across the country; and downplayed the claims that the measures are taken to weaken the Opposition. 

Balderas condemns the arrest of top leadership

Addressing the recent detention of its top leadership, Balderas for True Democracy (Balderas), said in a statement that the government’s recent move is aimed at cancelling the registration of a legal party and thwart its preparation to participate in the upcoming general election.

Tigray establishes regional electoral commission

The Council of Tigray Regional State, in an emergency meeting held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, has approved the appointments of officials for Tigray Regional State Election Commission, as part of a move to push ahead with regional election that puts the region at loggerheads with the federal government, The Reporter has learnt