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Ethiopia drafts stringiesttobacco law

In a bid to prevent the public from a devastating health consequences attributed to tobacco products, the Ethiopian government is set to introduce a stringent law that will restrict the tobacco industry from having any interference and interaction with government officials mainly responsible for the adoption of public health policy and implementations. 

Infamous Ma’eklawi turns into refuge

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.

Draft bill introduces Naval, Cyber, and Space force

The Ethiopian Army composed mainly of Ground and Air Forces is receiving an upgrade in the form the re-establishment of a Naval Force along with Cyber and Space Forces, according to a new draft bill tabled before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) proposing significant amendment to the existing Proclamation of the National Defense Forces of Ethiopia.

Government proposes creation of Reconciliation, Administrative Boundaries commission

Amid the multifaceted instability and identity-based conflict, the Government of Ethiopia has presented two separate draft proclamations before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) to aid the establishment of an Independent Commission on Reconciliation and another one on Administrative Boundaries and identity Issues with a mandate to conduct research and present recommendations for the government.

Chairwoman steps up

The former opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa who has been at odds with the ruling government has been chosen to lead the controversial and perhaps one of the most important democratic institutions in Ethiopia– the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).

House elects president, vice president for Supreme Court

In its session that was held today, the House of People’s Representatives elected a president and vice president for the Federal Supreme Court. Accordingly, Meaza Ashenafi has been elected to serve as president. Meaza is the first woman to sit at the helm of the country’s highest judicial organ.