Ethiopia’s new premier reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the members of parliament inside the House of Peoples’ Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Somalia parliament rejects Somaliland’s Berbera port deal with DP World, Ethiopia

Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday backed the federal government’s rejection of the Berbera port deal entered into by semi-autonomous Somaliland, Ethiopia and DP World. A Voice of America journalist, Harun... Read more »

Ethiopia state of emergency vote failed – U.S. congressman insists

A United States Congressman has waded into the controversy surrounding the March 2 state of emergency ratification by parliament. According to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the vote failed because the government failed to... Read more »

Ethiopia activists activate shutdown in Oromia to protest emergency rule

Most towns across the Oromia regional state in Ethiopia are observing a three-day social shutdown called by online activists and youth in the state popularly referred to a Qeerroo. Videos posted online... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition sweats over insecurity as Oromo, Amhara MPs protest

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Defence Front (EPRDF), the country’s ruling coalition is facing an internal crisis which has led to Members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to two main blocs – the Amhara... Read more »

Somalia illegally surrendered citizen to Ethiopia – parliamentary report

Somalia’s parliament, the House of the People, says the government’s formal handover of a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia was illegal. The parliamentary body set up to probe the circumstances surrounding the... Read more »

Ethiopia PM lauds Oromo traditional leaders, youth for peace on border crisis

Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian Prime Minister has lauded Oromo traditional leaders (Abagedas) and its youth for managing a previously tense situation in the country’s east. The Premier said the role of the... Read more »

Ethiopia PM speaks on high level resignations, says Gemeda talks ongoing

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has finally spoken on top level resignations that have hit the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). The Premier in response to questions from... Read more »

Ethiopia MPs to decide on extension or lifting of state of emergency

Ethiopia’s parliament will meet on Friday to decide whether or not to extend the state of emergency imposed since October last year. Originally imposed for a six-month period, the state of emergency... Read more »

Ethiopia to Tighten Rules for Smokers

July 8, 2017 – The Ethiopian Federal attorney general disclosed that a new, tighter anti-smoking proclamation has been drafted. In 2014, Ethiopia introduced a directive which prohibited public smoking. However, the new proclamation... Read more »