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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.

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.

Welcoming madam president

Days after approving a gender-balanced cabinet, lawmakers of both the upper and lower houses– the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) and the House of the Federation (HoF) unanimously elected Sahlework Zewde as the first female President of Ethiopia, replacing the outgoing president, Mulatu Teshome (PhD).

On top of the House

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.

MPs pass landmark amnesty bill

In an extraordinary session held yesterday, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) passed a landmark bill which will grant amnesty for individuals and groups either under investigation or convicted of treason, crimes against the constitutional order and armed struggle. The bill was passed with one abstention.

Blue, Patriotic Ginbot 7 to discuss cooperation, merger

Following the decision by the House of People’s Representative (HPR) to delist the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 from the terrorists list, the executive committee of the Blue Party (Blue) announced that the president of the party, Yeshiwas Assefa, is currently visiting the US to discuss with the leaders of Patriotic Ginbot 7 on matters ranging from working together to merger.