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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.
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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.
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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.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved to supporters shortly before the blast occurred [Reuters]

Ethiopia to remove OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 from terror list

Ethiopia's government has put forward a recommendation to parliament to take three rebel groups off the country's list of terrorist organisations.
A crowd of onlookers watch as a suspected bomber is escorted by Ethiopian police force personnel in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018. The organiser of a pro-government rally in Ethiopia that was hit by a grenade blast said the attacker had aimed for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but was stopped by police. The attack injured 83 people, according to an aide to the prime minister, and marred an event aimed at building support for Abiy, who has pushed an aggressive reform agenda since taking office in April. YONAS TADESSE / AFP

Arrests announced as death toll rises in Ethiopia attack

The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital climbed to two on Sunday, a cabinet minister said, as police announced arrests over the blast.
Ethiopian security forces intervene on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018 where a blast killed several people during a rally called by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018, an AFP journalist said. The Prime Minister had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.YONAS TADESE / AFP

No deaths at Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed rally

There were no deaths after a grenade blast rocked the first rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s in the capital, which was attended by tens of thousands of people.
A public rally for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday

Blast rocks Ethiopian premier’s rally in Addis Ababa

Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.

Ethiopia to lift state of emergency early

Reports say the state of emergency could be lifted as early as this coming week, as a draft bill from the Council of Ministers is sent to parliament.

Ethiopia pardons 3,591 prisoners

Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state on Monday said 3,591 prisoners were pardoned as part of the government’s reform plan.

Hailemariam Desalegn: Salva Kiir has failed South Sudan, must step aside

Ethiopia’s former prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has stressed the need for South Sudan president Salva Kiir to step down and allow the country to be guided to peace by a new face.

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NPC begins verification of 2020 retirees in July

The National Pensions Commission (NPC) is to begin the verification of prospective retirees, who would be leaving the public service of the Federation in 2020.

INEC: We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018.
FILE - In this Monday, April 29, 2019 file photo, Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a news conference after the company's annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago. Boeing’s CEO says the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets ahead of two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane. Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in Paris on Sunday, June 16 that the company’s communication “was not consistent,” calling that “unacceptable.”(AP Photo/Jim Young, file)

Boeing apologises for 737 MAX crashes

A top Boeing executive apologised on Monday for two crashes of 737 MAX jets that together killed 346 people, disasters which have pushed safety to the top of the agenda as aerospace firms gathered for the opening of the Paris Air Show.
The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: We’re working with executive to tackle problems

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday said that the lower chamber is working with the executive arm of government to tackle the challenges facing the country.
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Imo speaker decries looting of assembly complex

The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chiji Collins, has lamented the massive looting of the Assembly complex, Speaker and Deputy Speaker’s Lodge.