Directives for implementation of Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

A Command Post headed by the Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was set up at the weekend and made public a series of directives for the implementation of the nation-wide six-month State of Emergency announced on October 8. The State of Emergency declared by the Council of Ministers is aimed at maintaining law and order as well as preserving the integrity… Read more »

Human Rights Watch encourages opposition violence in Ethiopia

We noted last week that Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch’s Ethiopia researcher, has recently been making considerable efforts to push the European Union to use its role as Ethiopia’s main development cooperation partner to force Ethiopia to accept an international investigation into the way the government had responded to recent protests. He has been writing articles on the subject, giving… Read more »

The 4th Ethio-Sudan Joint Technical Committee Meeting

The Fourth Ethio-Sudan Joint Technical Committee Meeting opened in Addis Ababa on Wednesday this week (October 19) at the Elili Hotel. The three day meeting brought together a range of stakeholders from the governments of Ethiopia and Sudan to review the progress of the various agreements signed during the previous Joint Technical Committee Meeting and to look into other potential… Read more »

Somalia Upper House elections have been taking place this week

This week, Somali state assemblies have been electing candidates for seats in Somalia’s new Upper House of Parliament. The State Assemblies have been voting on candidates picked by the State administrations and endorsed as acceptable by the State Indirect Electoral Implementation teams (SIEIT). At least two candidates have been required for each seat and there has been the added requirement… Read more »

A deal to reduce HCFs in Kigali and a pre-COP22 meeting in Marrakech

Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal on Saturday (October 15) in Kigali to reduce emissions hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), one of the most powerful greenhouse gases. This could prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming by the end of this century. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer agreed in Kigali is the single largest… Read more »

This week’s COMESA Summit in Antananarivo

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) held its 19th Summit from October 10-19 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Among those attending were the Presidents of Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Zambia as well as the Vice-Presidents of Burundi, the Union of The Comoros, Kenya and Sudan and representatives of COMESA states, the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission and representatives… Read more »

The 9th National Flag Day celebrated across Ethiopia and abroad

Ethiopians at home and abroad celebrated the 9th National Flag Day on Monday (October 17), hoisting the National Flag at schools, government offices and non-government institutions as well as at all Ethiopian missions abroad. The theme of this Flag Day was: “Our flag is the symbol of our sovereignty and emblem of our unity in diversity”. President Dr. Mulatu Teshome,… Read more »

ጨፌ ኦሮሚያ አቶ ለማ መገርሳን የኦሮሚያ ክልል ርዕሰ መስተዳድር አድርጎ ሾመ

ጥቅምት 13፣ 2009 የጨፌ ኦሮሚያ ዛሬ ባካሄደው አስቸኳይ ስብሰባ የምክር ቤቱን አፈ ጉባኤና የክልሉ ርዕሰ መተዳደር  ሹመት አፀደቀ፡፡ ምክርቤቱ  ባካሄደው አምስተኛ የሥራ ዘመን ሁለተኛ ዓመት ሁለተኛው አስቸኳይ ስብሰባ የኦህዴድ ማዕከላዊ ኮሚቴ ጽህፈት ቤት አቶ እሸቱ ደሴን የጨፌ ኦሮሚያ ምክር ቤት አፈ ጉባኤ፤ አቶ ለማ መገርሳን ደግሞ የክልሉ ርዕሰ መስተዳድር እንዲሆኑ ያቀረበውን ሹመት ምክር ቤቱ በሙሉ ድምጽ ተቀብሎ አጽድቋል ፡፡ ተሿሚዎቹ… Read more »

ኢትዮጵያ በእናቶችና ህፃናት ሞት ቅነሳና በአካባቢ ጥበቃ ከአፍሪካ ግንባር ቀደም መሆኗን ተመድ ገለፀ

ጥቅምት 11፡2009 ኢትዮጵያ የእናቶችን ሞት በመቀነስ እንዲሁም የአካባቢ ጥበቃ ዙሪያ ከአፍሪካ ግንባር ቀደም መሆኗን የተባበሩት መንግስታት የልማት ፕሮግራም (ዩኤንዲፒ)  ገለፀ፡፡ በአፍሪካ የልማት ግቦች አፈፃፀም ላይ የሚመክር ጉባኤ በአዲስ አበባ ተካሂዷል፡፡ እ.ኤ.አ 2016 ዓመት የምእተ አመቱ የልማት ግብ ተጠናቆ ወደ ዘላቂ የልማት ግብ መሸጋገሪያ አመት ነው፡፡ ታድያ ይህንን የሽግግር ጊዜ አስመልክቶ የነበሩት መንግስታት የአፍሪካ ኢኮኖሚ ኮሚሽን፣ የአፍሪካ ህብረትና የተባበሩት መንግስታት የልማት… Read more »

በሰበታ ጉዳት የደረሰባቸው የኢንቨስትመንት ተቋማት ወደ ስራ ተመለሱ

ጥቅምት 11፡2009 ሰሞኑን በኦሮሚያና አንዳንድ አካባቢዎች በፀረ ሰላም ኃይሎች ጉዳት የደረሰባቸው የሚገኙ አብዛኛዎቹ የኢንቨስትመንት ተቋማት ወደ ስራ ተመልሰዋል፡፡ ፎቶ ከፋይል በኦሮሚያ በኢንዱስትሪ ማእከልነቷ በምትታወቀው የሰበታ ከተማም የሚገኙ የኢንቨስትመንት ተቋማት አሁን ያለውን ሰላምና መረጋጋት ተከትሎ ወደ ምርት መመለሳቸውን በቦታው የተገኘችው የኢቢሲ ሪፖርተር ለመታዘብ  ችላለች፡፡ የአርባ ምንጭ ጨርቃጨርቅ ፋብሪካ በውጭና በአገር ውስጥ ኩባንያዎች ጥምረት በሰበታ ከተማ ተቋቁሞ 300 ሰራተኞችን የሚያስተዳድር የነበረ ፋብሪካ… Read more »