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PM meets the press

In his first ever press conference since he took office last May, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PHD) has addressed wide variety of issues including the reform process and the interparty challenges in EPRDF, the recent conflicts in Jigjiga, and the progress of the nation’s mega projects including the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

No visible plans yet for privatization of SoE’s

With the ongoing economic reforms and the proposed privatization of the state owned enterprises to facilitate growth and increase Forex intake of the nation yet to materialize,  so far there are no visible plans to transfer the enterprises under the Ministry of Public Enterprise as of 2018/19 budget year, The Reporter has learnt.

Defected army general, Derg officials return home

With a belief that there are intensive political reforms being carried out in the country by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), the prominent army official, Kemal Gelchu (Brig. Gen.), who defected the Ethiopian National Defense Force in 2006 to join the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), returned to Ethiopia on Thursday July 5, 2018.

Gov’t to approach Big Four for Ethio Telecom valuation

The Government of Ethiopia is planning to approach Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the overall valuation of Ethio Telecom, one of the biggest state-owned enterprises that are up for partial privatization, The Reporter learnt.

PM welcomes Eritrean delegation

The high-level Eritrean delegation headed by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab concluded their three-day visit and departed to Eritrea on Thursday.

Wolaitta Zone officials resign following PM’s call

Following Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) call for zonal and woreda administrators in Sidama, Wolaitta, Wolkite, and Kebena to step down five senior officials from Wolaitta Zone have resigned from their posts.

According to the deputy head of Wolaitta Zone Administration Getahun Garedew (PhD), they were concerned by the plight of the people of Wolaitta, which the PM said he shared during his visit to the Zonal town of Wolaitta Sodo.

AEUP denounces decision of EPRDF EC

The All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) denounced the decision passed by the executive committee of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to fully implement the Algiers Agreement without any precondition, stating the decision to fully implement the agreement amounts to treason.

MPs call PM for questions

The members of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) have called Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) for a question and answer session regarding the recent decisions made by the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and his administration.

TPLF CC criticizes its senior leadership

Unusual to its culture of democratic centralism, the Central Committee of the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) has issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the decision of Executive Committee of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) although nine of its members were party to the decision which was passed.