Skip to main content
x

We are Prosperity – call us by our name: Abiy Ahmed

Irritated Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) debunked a passing remark by the prominent insurance and finance guru Eyesuswork Zafu during a telecom sector liberalization and ethio telecom privatization discussion when the latter referred to the PM’s party as EPRDF-2. Eyesuswork said that he usually calls the ruling party EPRDF-2 while commenting on the issues of privatizing ethio telecom and liberalizing the telecom market that was unanimously decided by the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) two years ago.

EPRDF merges sans TPLF

The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four parties,announced its long-debated merge into a single party this week —dubbed Ethiopian Prosperity Party— ina process that is marred by controversy involving the founder of the front; Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which finally decided to boycott the merger meeting claiming the illegality of the process.

Ruling coalition to decide its fate

The Executive Committee (EC) of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is expected to convene today to discuss over the issue of creating a single unified party and pass a lasting solution which in turn will decide on the fate of the Front, The Reporter has learnt.

EPRDF denouncesTPLF’s stance over unified party

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has downplayed the recent strongly-worded statement issued by the Tigray People Revolutionary Liberation Front (TPLF), one of its member parties, in relation to the ongoing efforts to create a unified party structure; the statement by TPLF violates the discipline and the working procedures of the front, the council lamented.

Commission postpones Census

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.

Political parties agree on new Code of Conduct

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.

Parties approve NEBE’s draft procedure

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.

Medrek calls for the establishment of national unity gov’t

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.

The Wollega conundrum

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.

Soldiers of patriotic Ginbot 7 to relocate to camp in Ethiopia

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.