In the middle of last week some 35 people were placed under custody in relation to corruption charges and were brought before court, which remanded them to custody until police complete their investigation.
The Ethiopian Social Democrat Party (ESDP), one of the four member parties of the coalition of The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek), demanded the intervention of the government to take all the necessary measures to address the recent border clashes between Kore of Southern Regional State and Guji of the Oromia Regional State.
As the UN blasted Israel on Tuesday over abuses and settlement expansion in the Occupied Territories, Ethiopia, as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, once again took a neutral stance over the recent clash.
In what could be considered to be a major crackdown on corruption in the past few years, the Federal and Addis Ababa Police have apprehend some 39 government officials, brokers and businesspersons in the middle of the week and charged them with corruption, which involves more than 1.15 billion birr.
As part of a peace mission, a 13-member delegation of the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum (SSYLF) were in Addis Ababa over the week holding talks with officials from the African Union, representatives of the diplomatic corps, the media as well as regional leaders from the Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD).
“I have been in this house for the past two terms. Now I find it painful to listen to the same kind of report year after year, filled with the same kind of irregularities and faults, which keep on worsening; yet we hope to get improved,” MP Mulu Gebregziabher said last May following the report by the Auditor General to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).