The Census Commission, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister DemekeMekonnen, has postponed the much contested Fourth National Housing and Population Census until such time that the concerns raised around the Census are addressed, The Reporter has learnt.
Following a lengthy and tiresome negotiations and deliberations, 107 Ethiopian political parties including the ruling party, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF),have inked the much anticipated code of conduct that will guide their operations and political activities on wards.
Political parties have approved a draft procedure prepared by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to conduct and regulate the upcoming negotiations and discussions between the incumbent, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), and the oppositionThe Reporter has learnt.
The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek) – a coalition of four political parties which conducted its 15th general assembly a week ago – has asserted that the ongoing political problems and disarray in the country will not be solved by the lone efforts of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and called for the establishment of a national unity government.
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) and Head of Military Operations, Berhanu Jula (Gen.), told reporters yesterday that life is returning back to normal in West Wollega Zone of the Oromia Regional State after more than a month of complete breakdown of law and order and heavy fighting between armed groups and members of ENDF deployed in the area to restore peace and order.
Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, in its first press briefing since its homecoming in September, stated that preparation is underway both by the government and the party to return some 550 of its soldiers to camps and rehabilitate them, Andargachew Tsige, general secretary of the party, disclosed on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) approved a controversial bill to establish a separate commission with a mandate to carry out scientific findings and recommendations related to identity and regional boundaries, on Thursday.
The Law, Justice and Democracy Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) announced on Thursday that it has verified the notorious detention and interrogation center in Ethiopia known as Ma’eklawi has been without prisoners for the first time.
In a conflict that erupted in West Oromia, Qellem Wellega zone, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)/ABO – whose supporters are alleged to be active in those areas – protested against the deployment of the national army by the government, The Reporter has learnt.
After he was honorably retired from his party’s central and executive committee, the House of People’s Representatives on Thursday appointed Tagesse Chaffo as the new Speaker of the House (the Federal Parliament) - a position which was vacant for just two days.