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Looking at parts of the country which will be affected by the rainy season, pushing the schedule a little further will ease our burden, NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Mideksa said at a conference on election preparations taking place in the capital.

Ethiopia to hold parliamentary elections on August 29

"Looking at parts of the country which will be affected by the rainy season, pushing the schedule a little further will ease our burden," NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Mideksa said at a conference on election preparations taking place in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the electoral agency said on Wednesday,

Ethiopia’s electoral agency sets tentative date for elections

Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the electoral agency said on Wednesday,
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo City Hall on Tuesday, in an event attended by the Norwegian royal family and public figures.

Report: Ethiopia tensions could force election delay

Ethnic violence and mounting rancour among political elites could force Ethiopia to postpone landmark elections set for May, according to a report released Monday by conflict analysis and prevention group ICG.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed, has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Police in Ethiopia arrest 56 members of Amhara political party – spokesman

The Ethiopian police have arrested 56 members of Amhara political party following failed attempt to seize power in the province, the party’s Spokesman, Christian Tadele, revealed.

Ethiopia: Aborted coup threatens premier’s reforms

The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia’s Amhara region.

Ethiopia cuts internet after army chief of staff shot

The internet has been cut in Ethiopia after the army's chief of staff was shot.

1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media.

Ethiopia creates reconciliation council to tackle ethnic violence

Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved the creation of a reconciliation commission as the government seeks to end intercommunal ethnic violence, state-affiliated Fana radio said.

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome tenders resignation

Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday filed resignation request to the Ethiopian Parliament, State news agency ENA reported.

Ethiopia lawmakers to appoint new president – state media

Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday will meet to appoint a new president, a largely ceremonial post in the Horn of Africa nation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.

Ethiopian premier slashes cabinet, hands half of members to women

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.
Ethiopian soldiers have asked for a review the structure and operations of the military [Reuters]

Report: Ethiopia premier reaches deal with soldiers demanding pay rises

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reached an agreement with several hundred soldiers who marched to his office to demand pay rises, state television (ETV) reported.
Berhanu Nega

Former outlawed opposition leader returns to Ethiopia

The popular leader of a formerly outlawed opposition group returned to Ethiopia on Sunday where he was greeted by a crowd of thousands after 11 years in exile, an AFP reporter witnessed.
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Ethiopia opens logistics sector to foreign investment

Ethiopia will open its logistics sector to foreign investors but cap their participation, the state investment body said on Tuesday in the latest reform to loosen the government's control of the economy.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

PM: Ethiopia’s 2020 vote will be free, won’t be delayed by reforms

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia says the 2020 election will be free and not be delayed by his sweeping reforms to the African nation’s politics, economy and diplomacy.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war ‘has come to an end’

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved to supporters shortly before the blast occurred [Reuters]

Ethiopia removes 3 opposition groups from “terrorist” list

Ethiopia removed three opposition groups from its list of “terrorist” organisations on Thursday, the latest sign of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed charting a new course for one of Africa’s most tightly controlled states.

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Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has called on journalists in the state to be objective and professional in reporting security matters.

STF commander calls for objective reportage

Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has called on journalists in the state to be objective and professional in reporting security matters.

Katsina lifts ban on Juma’at prayers, church services

The Katsina state government has lifted the ban on congregational Friday Juma’at Prayers with immediate effect in the state.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe governor lauds youths for producing ventilator

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has commended three youths of the state for producing a locally-made ventilator to support the ongoing fight against Coronavirus Disease pandemic.

Lockdown: Jigawa NBA provides palliative for members

The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association on Thursday said the body has expended N300,000 to provide palliative measures for some of its members and members of the National Youth Service Corps serving with them.
The Commissioner for Police (CP) Mr Lawan Jimeta, told newsmen, in Benin that the figure represented the suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder, fraud and car theft during the year under review.

Police: We are set for lockdown in Edo

The Commissioner, Edo State Police Command, Lawan Jimeta, on Thursday said the command would be firm, but fair in enforcing a total lockdown should the State Government order such.