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Briefing: What is Oromo’s Gada system?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 5:17 am

The UNESCO have announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016), the Gada system have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The following is a brief description of the Gada system extracted from the documentation submitted to the UNESCO with some editing for the sake brevity. Name of the element:  Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio- political [...]

Five Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new Cabinet

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 4:44 am

Just a year after forming a new government, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn returned to parliament to announce a reshuffle. On Tuesday, the Premier presented a new cabinet to the parliament, entirely populated by the ruling party EPRDF (Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front). The Cabinet reshuffle has been promised after last September’s EPRDF leadership meeting. The [...]

List of PM Hailemariam’s new Ministers

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle today. Though the ruling party formed government last year, it was forced to launch a “deep reform” following political turmoil that shook its legitimacy. The reshuffle of federal government ministers is said to be part of that process. Hailemariam Desalegn told the parliament that the [...]

Ethiopia: Directive for the Execution of the State of Emergency[full text]

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7:59 am

A Directive issued on Saturday detailed the restrictions imposed as per the State of Emergency. It is to be recalled a State of Emergency was decreed a week earlier by the Council of Ministers, as the Parliament was in recess. The Decree, which will become a proclamation when approved by the parliament, had listed some eleven types of restrictions on rights and established a Command Post chaired [...]

Ethiopia: State of Emergency grants PM sweeping powers

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

Ethiopian government decreed a state of emergency on Sunday. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the decree on Sunday at noon on the state-owned tv. The decree followed the deadly week of protests across Oromia and in some parts of the Southern Nation, Nationalities, Peoples region. Fragile calm had been observed in the past two months after months of protests and violence in many parts [...]

[Video]ም/ጠ/ሚ ደብረጺዮን – ወቅቱ ያናግራል፣ ‘ለምን ዓላማ ተናገሩ’ ወደሚል መሄዱ አይጠቅምም

Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 5:57 am

ከተለያዩ አቅጣጫዎች የሚሰነዘሩ ሀሳቦችን በይዘታቸው በመመዘን ጠቃሚውን መውሰድ እንጂ ለምን ተባለ ወደሚለው መሄድ አይጠቅምም፤ ብለዋል በምክትል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ማዕረግ የኢኮኖሚና ፋይናንስ ክላስተር አስተባባሪ ደብረጺዮን ገብረሚካኤል፡፡ [...]

Infographics: How Ethiopia voted in 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 2:38 am

The number of votes EPRDF and its allies, which amassed all federal and state legislative seats, received is around 95%, further extrapolation of the data reveal. The ruling party and its allies won all but 1 federal and 3 state legislative seats that were up for grab in the May 24th election, as the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced last Monday. While not included in [...]

Infographic | In Addis Ababa, EPRDF got 2/3rd of the Popular Votes

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 10:02 pm

The Ethiopian ruling party amassed all the legislative seats whose results are announced so far. Last Wednesday, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced provisional seats for 80% of the Federal and State legislative seats that were up for gran in the May 24 general elections. The ruling party EPRDF took all the seats so far obtained all the seats. (See detailed breakdown here) [...]

Ethiopian court sentenced Swedish journalists to 11 years

Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 – The Federal High Court 3rd Criminal Bench of Ethiopia sentenced two Swedish journalists, charged with supporting the terrorist group ONLF and entering the country violating its law, to 11 years rigorous imprisonment each on Tuesday. The court said reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson have met with ONLF chief in London and went to Kenya after [...]

Ethiopia: Fincha Hydropower Plant becomes operational

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 6:02 am

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Xie Xiaoyan, inaugurated Fincha Amerti Neshe Hydropower Project on Saturday. The Hydropower Plant is located in the Oromia Regional State of Horoguduru Wollega Zone and has an installed capacity of 97 Megawatt. The total project cost totaled over $137.8 million, 85 per cent of which was covered Chinese loan, according to CEO of the [...]
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