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 Private engagement

The \Ministry of Finance unveiled what it called a “Home-Grown economic Reform” this week, spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister with the involvement of various policy institutions including the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), at an event held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Government hosts MCC executives

The capital city of Ethiopia played host to executives of the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to help forge a stronger bond between Ethiopia and the North American nation on areas of poverty reduction and better economic partnership.

Fed police to shakes things up with reform

Following suit with the Security Sector Reform, the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission announced this week that it is stepping up with its reform fervor, remodeling the institution in way that better fits the operational needs of the law enforcement agency and the changing nature of criminal acts in the country.

Global Alliance to open office in Addis Ababa

The Global alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians, a human rights advocacy group based in the US—better known for lobbying the US congress regarding the human rights track record of the Ethiopian government— is going to open its office in Addis Ababa next week, The Reporter has learnt.

Military under reform

On Thursday afternoon, five high level officers of the Ethiopian Military appeared before cameras in what was thought to be an unusual occasion for the media shy Ethiopian Defense Forces. It seemed more like an introduction to the public. The list of the military brass included the head of the Northern Command, Getachew Gudina (Maj. Gen.), head of the Defense Intelligence, Hassan Ibrahim (Leut. Gen.), Head of Special Operations, Molla Hailemariam (Leut. Gen.), head of the Western Command, Asrat Denero (Maj. Gen.) and head of the Eastern Command, Zewdu Belay (Maj. Gen.).

ONLF army returns to Somali from Eritrea

Following the deliberation between the Government of Ethiopia and the leaders of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) since September in the capital city of the neighboring Eritrea and having signed a peace deal; the army of the ONLF, on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, returned to the Somali Regional State from their base in Eritrea.

Blue revises program to prepare for upcoming election

Leaders of Semayawi Party, a.k.a. Blue Party, one of the prominent opposition political parties in Ethiopia, announced this week that it is revising its program, bylaw, and manifesto in a way to adjust itself with the ongoing political situation in the country and become an alternative political force in the upcoming national election.

Another woman at the helm

Taking the nation in a sweeping fashion, the nomination and election of women to key posts reached the Federal Supreme Court with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) nominating Meaza Ashenafi – the renowned legal expert and human rights activist – as its first ever female president to preside over the court.