A Civil War Looms in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is on the brink of a potentially devastating civil war. On November 4th, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched military operations against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the TPLF, which is the group that controls the Tigray region in Northern Ethiopia.  Now, the country is on the brink of widespread conflict which could engulf the […]

IGAD To Validate Key Studies In Its Fights Against Drought Effects

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today opened a workshop aimed at validating a Study Report on Assessment of Drought Impacts and Use of Early Warning Climate Information for Resilience Building in the IGAD Region and another Study Report on the Impact of Drought During the Period 2011-2018 on Livestock Sector/Economy and the Effects of […]

House Lifts 39 Lawmakers’ Immunity

Addis Ababa,  The House of Peoples` Representatives (HPR) has stripped 39 lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution including Debretsion Gebremicheal and Getachew Reda. The House passed the decision after it discussed the proposed resolution in its 6th year of the 4th regular meeting held on Thursday. Accordingly, Doctor Debretsion Gebremikael, Asmelash Woldesilassie, Abay Tsehaye, Ambassador […]

National Defense Force Liberated Western Part of Tigray: PM Abiy

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the National Defense Force has liberated the western part of Tigray Region in its operation being carried out to enforce rule of law in the region. Currently, the army has been providing humanitarian aid including food distribution, and medical services to the inhabitants in the area, Abiy said […]

TPLF: Behind its Amiable Façade

During last several years, I have gained much understanding about betrayal. I have come to think that it is close to the most horrible thing that people can do to each other. It is something that occurs more and more as one grows older. However, the woeful thing about betrayal is that it never comes […]

Protest Demonstrations against TPLF Underway across Nation

Addis Ababa  Protest demonstrations against the “greedy” Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) clique and support for the National Defense Force have been held in various part of the country today. The demonstrations took place in the Semera and Logia towns of Afar Regional State; Jimma, Agaro, Buno Bedele, Ghimbi, Goro Dola towns, Harerge and Arsi Zone […]

Commission Holds Consultation to Amend Environmental Impact Assessment Law

Addis Ababa  A consultative discussion that aims to amend the “Environmental Impact Assessment Proclamation” was held by stakeholders today. Opening the discussion, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commissioner Fekadu Beyene said the draft amendment will solve the gaps and limitations of the proclamation for sustainable environmental development. He stated that the existing proclamation has limitations […]