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Lawmakers ban public smoking, alcohol adverts

The Ethiopian parliament has passed a draft bill dubbed ‘Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation’ restricting smoking in all indoor workplaces, public places and means of public transport and prohibited alcohol promotion on broadcasting medias.

Draft proclamation liberates electoral board

A new proclamation, which provides for the establishment of National Electoral Board Ethiopia (NEBE), tabled before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Wednesday, is to end the excessive interference of the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) on the electoral body of the nation, The Reporter has learnt.

Parliament, City at an impasse over land repossession

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has extended his backing to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR)in the case concerning the repossessionof its plot of land by the Addis Ababa City Administration, this week, The Reporter has learnt.

Gov’t revises selling price of condominium houses

The Ministry of Urban Development and Construction (MoUDC) revealed a twofold price increment for condominium housing schemes and reversed the earlier promise to award first, those house seekers who have deposited 100 percent payment for 40/60 housing schemes be scraped, and made eligible those who have managed to save 40 percent and above to be added to the lottery draw.

Ethiopian government urges Sudan to tighten border control

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has urged its neighboring country, Sudan, tocontrolthe illegal armsbeing smuggledthrough the border the two countries share which otherwise might bring an unwanted diplomatic setback between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told the legislative.

Unrelenting Abiy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appeared before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) special session on Friday where he addressed questions raised by members of the parliament regarding the outstanding security issues,the economy as well as the current political and security condition in the country.

Education Roadmap finalizes in five years

The preparation of the Education Roadmap believed to bring sweeping andcomprehensive changesto the existing education policy Ethiopia will take at least five years to get finalized, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced this week.

Ethiopia misses export target yet again

Withthe country struggling to contend with the extended security crisis, more reports are emerging revealing an alarming trendin the performance of Ethiopia’sexport sectorasthe Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) continues tograpple with illicittrade activities.

House revises refugees bill

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has revised a draft bill on refugees this week to help with the GoE’s refugee integration program by giving a wider access for refugees in Ethiopia ranging from business activities, to the right to possess property as well as duty-free importation.

Draft bill to lift CSO financing restriction

A new draft bill to repeal the existing restrictive Civil Society and Charity Proclamation has been tabled before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday proposing a resolution to lift the restriction imposed on CSO’s source of finance and the associated status of these organizations as resident or foreign Charities.