Ethiopia's Parliament passes gun control law

Ethiopia’s Parliament passes gun control law

nazret.com – Ethiopia’s Parliament passed gun control legislation aimed at tackling the surge in ethnic violence threatening the government of Abiy Ahmed. Since Abiy came to power, ethnic violence has increased in... Read more »
Ethiopia: Trump claims credit for Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia: Trump claims credit for Nobel Peace prize

nazret.com – At a rally in Ohio, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he deserved credit for the Nobel Peace Prize, recently awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Without mentioning Ethiopia... Read more »
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World Bank cuts Ethiopia growth Forecast to 6.3%

World Bank cuts Ethiopia growth Forecast to 6.3%

nazret.com – The World Bank cuts its forecast of Ethiopia’s GDP growth to 6.3% in 2020, in a report released last week. In its Global Economic Prospects report, the Bank stated that... Read more »
Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan talks on Nile dam fail

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The fresh round of talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the water filling strategy and operation of the dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile ended... Read more »
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Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

By Yohannes Gedamu In November, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established a new pan-Ethiopian political party. It brings together three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia launched its first satellite into space on Friday, as more sub-Saharan African nations strive to develop space programs to advance their development goals and encourage scientific innovation.... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia: Bill Threatens Free Expression

(Nairobi, December 20, 2019) – Ethiopian lawmakers should significantly revise the draft law on hate speech and disinformation currently before parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. If approved, the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia aims to cut sugar tax ahead of privatization plan

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia plans to cut an excise tax on sugar to 20% from 33%, according to a draft law in parliament, proposing the move ahead of plans to privatize... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia Charges Former Head of State Electricity Firm, Others With Corruption

Reuters ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia on Friday charged the former head of the state electricity company and the former deputy head of military-run industrial conglomerate METEC with corruption in relation to the... Read more »
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Eritrean President arrives in Ethiopia on a working visit

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met for the first time since PM Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize. State owned Fana Broadcasting reported that President Isaias Afwerki... Read more »