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ETHIOPIA TO ESTABLISH NEW AUTHORITY TO REGULATE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE (SEE COPY OF THE NEW PROCLAMATION)

In its 14th urgent session held today, the Council of Ministers has reviewed and passed a new proclamation establishing a federal authority to regulate telecommunication services. The proclamation has been referred to the House of People’s Representatives for approval.   The new proclamation, “Communications Service Regulation Proclamation” establishes “an independent, transparent, and accountable regulatory Authority” aimed…

Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia: Bandwagon or Hegemony?

‘As a son of a Muslim father, a student of conflict studies with a PhD in Peace and Security Studies, and a politician who brokered peace between parties to religious conflicts in his home town, Abiy Ahmed would naturally be expected to has overcome the “siege mentality” of Ethiopian leaders vis-a-vis Arab powers.’ The New…

Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia

Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare. BY FLORIAN BIEBER, WONDEMAGEGN TADESSE GOSHU within a few shorts months, Ethiopia has witnessed a dramatic transformation. The new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, signed a peace agreement with Eritrea after years of simmering tensions. He…

U.N. urges Ethiopia to release more detainees

By Jerry Owilli – January 19, 2018 The United Nations on Friday welcomed a move by the Ethiopian government to release 115 detainees earlier this week, including a senior opposition politician, but urged for a review of the status of thousands still jailed and to loosen anti-terror laws and curbs on activists and media. The leader of…

Hydro-economics: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Nile

A look at the ongoing dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its impact on the world’s longest river. 22 Oct 2017 13:05 GMT Water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have gathered last week to discuss how Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam will affect water distribution and access to the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance…

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

Violence between ethnic groups has put the country on edge! For centuries the city of Harar, on the eastern fringes of the Ethiopian highlands, was a sanctuary, its people protected by a great wall that surrounded the entire city. But in the late 19th century it was finally annexed by the Ethiopian empire. Harar regained…

Selam bus might suspend operations in the Amhara region

  Selam Bus Line Share Company, one of the largest long distance bus companies in Ethiopia, with close ties to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front might suspend its operations in the Amhara region because of growing boycott, according to insiders. The 51 seater buses render service from Addis Ababa to    Dessie, Bahir Dar and…

Somalia parliament opens probe into handover of citizen to Ethiopia

Somalia’s parliament, the House of the People, has instituted a body to investigate the government’s decision to handover a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia. Their position was contained in a press release issued on Monday September 18, 2017 from the office of the Speaker of the House. It comprises 15 persons whose mandate is to…

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