Employers’ Confederation Comes to Life, Gets New Head


The first and recently formed Ethiopian Employers’ Confederation (EEC) has elected Getahun Hussien, president of the Addis Abeba City Employers’ Federation as its founding president. Getahun will serve the Confederation…


Officials Appointed By PM to Various Federal Agencies

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has appointed the following officials to various federal agencies. 1. Degfe Bula: Director General of Justice Legal System Research & Training Institute with the Rank…


Additional Members of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Team

– Bekele Bulado (PhD), minister of Trade, is now CEO of MetEC; – Temesgen Tiruneh, a former major in the National Defence Forces and the Amhara Regional State Police Commission…


Muferiyat Kamil Elected Speaker of Parliament

Muferiyat Kamil has been elected as Speaker of Parliament, with a unanimous vote.


Members of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Team

– Teshome Toga, minister of State Enterprises – Hirut Woldemariam (PhD), minister of Labor & Social Affairs – Siraj Fegessa, minister of Transport – Ubah Mohammed, minister of Communications &…


Three MPs Oppose Cabinet Restructuring

Three members of parliament, in an all EPRDF dominated legislative house, have voted against a cabinet restructuring proposed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). A motion to restructure the cabinet…


Oromia Appointments Signal Cabinet Reshuffle at Federal Cabinet Soon

The appointments of three individuals by the Oromia Regional Administration, pulling them from federal agencies, signalled an imminent reshuffling of the cabinet of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). The…


Local Election Postponed to Next Year

The fifth local elections for Addis Abeba and kebeles across the country has been postponed to next year after MP voted today, with eight votes of abstaining. Officials from the…


Businessmen Fighting Corruption Charges Off Prison

Two prominent businessmen, Nega G. Egziabher, a major shareholder of Nesta Trading, and Gebreselassie Hailemariam, a.k.a Aleqa Gebreselassie, who controls major shares of Capital Hotel & Spa, were released yesterday…


No Breakthrough from Khartoum’s Tripartite Talk

A meeting between ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan held in Khartoum over the impact of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has come to an end but without any…


US Becomes First Western Country to Welcome the Installation of New PM

The United States is the first western country to welcome the installation of Abiy Ahmed (PhD) as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister. “We stand ready to support the government’s rapid implementation of…


Premier to Reshuffle Cabinet, Speaker to Change

Abiy Ahmed will have an appearance before MPs tomorrow, the first since parliament confirmed him as a Prime Minister on April 2, 2018, Fortune confirmed. The motion before Parliament has…


Abiy to Be Sworn in Next Monday

The newly elected chairperson of the ruling EPRDF, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), will be sworn in as Ethiopia’s next Prime Minister on Monday, April 2, 2018. The initial schedule was postponed…


Lufthansa to Start off Non-Stop Flight from Frankfurt to Addis

Lufthansa is to launch a non-stop flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Addis Abeba, for the first time since the German carrier began its flights 49 years ago. Lufthansa says it…


Electric Line Shock Blazes Kuriftu Adama

An electric line shock caused the fire accident that damaged 24 rooms at a hotel in Adama (Nazareth), a property under Kuriftu Resorts, Tadios Getachew, owner of Kuriftu Resort &…


Inflation Rears Its Head, Again

Headline inflation hits a record high in five years, reaching 15.6pc in the month of February 2018, latest consumer price index from the Central Statistical Agency (CSA). The rate, which…


OPDO Changes Guard at the Top

The Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Movement (OPDO), one of the constituent parties of the ruling EPRDF, has elevated its secretary to the position of the chairmanship. In an emergency meeting its…


Ethiopia Reinstates State of Emergency, Again

The Council of Ministers (CoM) has declared a state of emergency today, for the second time in a year. The decree was made public this evening after ministers discussed on…




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