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A watchdog without claws

Fozia Amin, chief ombudswoman of Ethiopia’s Institute of the Ombudsman presented her eleven-month performance report to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) two weeks ago, to Members of Parliament (MPs) who largely appeared to be not that moved by what is been reported.

Medrek elects new president

The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek), one of the major opposition political parties in Ethiopia, last weekend elected Million Tumato (MD) as its new president to serve the party for the coming one year.

AAU acquires space to house peace institute

An old mansion in the vicinity of Sidist Kilo serving as a branch office of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) has been handed over to Addis Ababa University (AAU), The Reporter has learnt.

Corruption vs. Housing: HQ debacle continues

Following the decision of the Office of the Prime Minister ordering the Federal Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission to leave its current headquarters, the Commission is given a one month ultimatum to vacate the building by the committee established to facilitate the office move.

Matching quality with quantity

Education in Ethiopia dates back to the fourth century, according to various historical records. For about 1,500 years the church controlled most of the education institutions.

New Zealand defuse USD 1 mln Addis embassy property expenditure

The New Zealand Embassy in Ethiopia is attempting to defuse criticism coming its way for spending more than USD one million for the residence of its ambassador in the Bole area. It is also refusing to speak on the need to rent several suites as its embassy within Hilton Addis.

US commits USD 639 mln to int. humanitarian crisis

Ethiopia not beneficiary as crisis viewed less dire The US government has announced that it has committed an additional aid of USD 639 million for humanitarian crisis happening in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria. So far, USD 1.8 billion has been contributed to the four famine stricken nations by the same country.

Official, departing envoy pinning their hopes on project

Despite concerns that it would be shelved by the current US administration, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE) said on Friday that it is still going ahead with building its mega project financed by former President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative.

Global bodies to join hands to tackle pest

With concern growing on the fast spreading of fall army worm (FAW) in Ethiopia and elsewhere in the continent, international stakeholders gathered Friday at Harmony Hotel here calling for more action to contain the rapid invasion of the crop-ravaging pest.