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An Eventful Year Visiting leaders

Merkel amid the Unrest Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel paid an official visit to Ethiopia in October, 2017 as part of her a three-nation tour in Africa which had taken her to Mali and Niger before arriving in Addis Ababa.

AEUP, EDP et al forge united front

Opposition political parties taking part in the ongoing negotiation with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) announced on Thursday the formation of a new alliance comprising of 12 opposition political parties, out of the 15 parties in the negotiation.

Tana Forum to switch venue for first time

Tana Forum, the high-level forum on security in Africa, announced Tuesday change of venue of its high-level conference for next year from Bahir Dar to Hawassa, where it will hold the 7th edition April 21 to 22, 2018 under the theme, “Ownership of Africa’s Peace and Security Provision: Financing and Reforming the African Union”.

Justice Information system project freezes

A multi-million dollar project to digitalize the country’s justice infrastructure— the National Integrated Justice Information System— is on hold two months after the opening of the financial proposal of the competing bidders.

Oromia gripped by another round of strike

US, Canada issue travel warning

Not long after the 10-month state of emergency (SoE) was lifted by the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), stay home strike and isolated incidents of unrest has flared up in several parts of Oromia this week, resulting in business boycotting, road blockage and attacks on vehicles that refused to cease operation.

Addisu Arega, head of communications with the regional government, confirmed to The Reporter that several vehicles have been damaged by the unrest in various localities of the regional state.