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Parliament suspends planned meetings

The House of People’s Representatives canceled at least three important meetings and events scheduled for this week and next week, to curb COVID-19 outbreak in Ethiopia, The Reporter has learnt.

Gov’t requests 27.9 bln birr additional budget

The Government of Ethiopia has tabled a request for a supplementary budget close to 27.9 billion birr before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR). The latest request comes four months before the current fiscal year ends and is an additional federal budget to the current year [2012 E.C] which amounts to 387 billion birr.

House approves ministerial appointments

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved the appointments of three Ministers nominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). Approved in its regular session on Thursday, the three nominees were presented before lawmakers by Deputy Government Whip, Mesfin Chernet, reading out their respective profiles and career.

Commissioner blames non-state actors for human rights violations

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed new human rights violator’s in a six-month performance report presented to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR). The report said these violators of human rights mostly constitute of non-state actors who either serve as a driving force or directly engage in the right violation over the past few years across the nation.

House endorses draft anti-terrorism bill

A year after it was proposed, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) have passed an anti-terrorism draft bill to amend the anti-terrorism law which has been heavily criticized by various right groups.