• Ethiopian Government, ONLF Leaders Meet in Asmara

    onlf-ethiopia-meetingSeptember 17, 2018 - Ethiopian government met members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in Asmara, according to Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane G. Meskel.

    The Ethiopian delegation included Ahmed Shide, Federal communication minister and Chairman of the Somali People’s Democratic Party, and the newlt elected President of Somale region, Mustafa Muhumed Omer. The ONLF team was led by its chairman Admiral Mohamed Omar.

    Yemane said both parties reached a common understanding on the issues discussed.

    ‘‘They agreed to work together peacefully to protect the interests of the people of the Somali Region and collaborate on national issues including the future of Horn of Africa integration,’‘ read part of the ONLF statement.

    The ONLF, established in 1984

  • Financed Thugs Behind Attacks on Outskirts of Addis Ababa - Police

    By Staff Reporters

    Protesters-addis-ababaSeptember 17, 2018 - Federal Police Commissioner Zeinu Jemal said that the government will no longer tolerate thugs who are trying to disrupt the peace of society.

    In a press conference on Monday in connection with the Saturday’s killings and destruction in and around Burayu, the commissioner said that hundreds of suspects have been put in custody and police is searching for more with the collaboration of the society.

    He said police have reached the conclusion that there are people who were financed to deliberately disrupt the peace of the society and trying to give it the semblance of inter-ethnic clashes.

    Police have also discovered and put in custody people who tried to loot property around the main market area (Merkato) in Addis Ababa and there have also been suspects seized whil

  • Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Agreement in Saudi Arabia

    Ethiopia-Eritrea-Agreement-Saudi-ArabiaSeptember 16, 2018 - Ethiopia and Eritrea signed undisclosed agreement at a summit held in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in the presence of Saudi Arabia's King Salman and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, according media reports.

    No details were given about the agreement. The two countries made several agreements to date, beginning with their first meeting in Addis Ababa , and subsequent meetings in Eritrea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    Ethiopia and Eritrea have been in hostilities for almost two decades, following deadly war in 1998-2000 that killed thousands on both sides.

    The two countries have since started normal diplomatic and trade relations, as well as commercial flights from Ethiopian cities to Eritrea.

    "The Jeddah Peace Agreement signed today before

  • EPRDF Council Concludes Meeting, Says Reform Constitutional, Party Reform Coming

    EPRDF-Council-MeetingSeptember 15, 2018 - The Council of the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) concluded its regular session today, according to FBC report.

    The EPRDF council has 180 members, 45 each from the four member parties of the EPRDF. The council's meeting follows the 36-member executive committee meeting of the ERRDF last week.

    In the two-day session, the Council deliberated on current affairs as well as on discussion items for the 11th Congress of EPRDF, which is scheduled to take place later this month.

    The Council hailed measures taken by the government to bring about stability, broaden political scope and protect human rights.

    The Council confirmed that the reforms undertaken following the change in leaders were Constitutional.

    It also hailed the success gained in the diplomatic sec

  • ANDM Considers Changing Name and Logo

    ANDM-change-nameSeptember 13, 2018 - The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) is discussing plans to change its name and logo by taking into account the achievement levels of the Movement, according to FBC report.

    According to Office of ANDM’s Central Committee, the following names are proposed for choice: Amhara People Democratic Party (APDP), Amhara Region People Democratic Unity Party (APDUP), Amhara People Democratic Organization (APDO), and Amhara People Democratic Movement (APDM).

    The ANDM, like the other three parties forming the EPRDF, has been going through a lot of change internaly. Compared to what it was a few years ago, the organization has moved more decisively to a more nationalistic ideology, giving more focus and emphasis to its base, the Amhara region.

    The ANDM played a king-maker role in the rise of Dr. Abiy Ahmed

  • Head Ethiopian Investment Commission Resigns

    Investment-Commissioner-ResignsSeptember 12, 2018 - The Commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC), Dr. Belachew Mekuria, has resigned from his post according to FBC report.

    Mekonnen Hailu, EIC Public Relations Director, confirmed his resignation to FBC, according to the report.

    Dr Belachew served as Commissioner was appointed to his position about four and half months. He replaced Fitsum Arega, the current chief of staff at the Prime Minister’s Office.

    No reason was given for his resignation by the government.

    Ethiopia under the new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, is driving for major changes within the government and the economy to improve business climate in the country and attract foreign investments.

    The country is going through severe foreign currency shortages, running for several yea

  • Reform in Ethiopia Heartening - US Diplomat

    US-Envoy-EthiopiaSeptember 8, 2018 - U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Ethiopia, Troy Fitrell, said Ethiopians need to cooperate with the new Ethiopian government so that the reform underway can attain its goals, according to ENA report.

    In an exclusive interview with ENA, Fitrell noted that the reform we witnessed in Ethiopia after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April is heartening.

    He said the revision of the anti-terrorism and civic society proclamations as well as the return of many opposition parties and personalities to their country are encouraging.

    The U.S. believes that the reform is essential for building democratic system and calls on the government and the people Ethiopia to work responsibly for the realization of the system, he stated.

    Building a genuine democratic system takes a long way and the people need to

  • EPRDF Executive Committee to Reconvene Tomorrow

    EPRDF-Exec-meetingSeptember 7, 2018 - The Executive Committee of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will convene yet another meet tomorrow, according to state reports.

    The committee held its first meeting two weeks ago since the new Prime Minister was elected. This the second such meeting in two weeks time.

    The executive committeis expected to deliberate on agendas that have not been previously discussed, according to Sadat Nesha, EPRDF’s public and external relations sector head.

    The Committee will also make preparations and deliberate on report that would be presented at the 11th Congress of EPRDF.

    A lot of change has happened within the EPRDF and the country at large since the new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed was elected. Some of these changes and the manner in which they h

  • Ethiopia Receives Debt Relief from China

    China-Ethiopia-MeetingSeptember 6, 2018 - China has agreed to extend debt repayment period for Ethiopia for the Addis Ababa-Djibouti cross-border railway.

    According to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed which just visited China, China has pledged to extend debt repayment period for a loan from 10 to 30 years.

    The two countries also held extensive discussions regarding the trade volume between the two countries and development assistance, the Premier stated.

    Prime Minster Abiy was in Beijing to attend the 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

    “We conducted wide ranges of discussions with China especially how can we balance the trade volume between the two counties and increase our export products to China through expanding the destination for Ethiopian Airlines,” the Premier added, according to FBC.

    Upon arrival in A

  • Five Dead as Gang Tries to Disarm Police in Addis Ababa

    Protests-Addis-AbabaSeptember 17, 2018 - Five people have died today due to clashes with the police, according to the Reporter. Addis Ababa was rocked byaa massive demonstration where residents of the city took to the streets to protest what they said is an ethnically charged attack on civilians over the weekend.

    According to a statement by the Federal Police Commissioner General Zeinu Jemal, some organized groups in the demonstration tried to snatch firearms from the Police, resulting in the death of five protesters.

    “One of the gangs even snatched a firearm from a police officer,” Zeinu told journalists, adding that other officers in the area were compelled to take measures resulting in the killing of five protesters, he added.

    In addition, some elements who infiltrated the demonstration were apprehended with bombs. According

  • Angry Protesters in Addis Ababa Condemn Mob Violence, Demand Justice

    By Staff Reporter

    Protests-addis-ababaSeptember 17, 2018 - Thousands of angry protesters voiced alarm with increasing insecurity on the outskirt of Addis Ababa after some of their relatives were killed and wounded perpetrated by what they referred to as “ethnic Oromo youth” or “Qerro”.

    Ethnic based attacks continue to spread in towns of Oromia states surrounding the capital, Addis Ababa, including in Menagesha and Burayu, Kara and Sebeta towns where thousands of residents fled in different directions.

    The attack also occurred in Ashewa Meda, Chereta and Berchiko, Anfo Meda  and other vicinities of the capital, Addis Ababa.

    The perpetrators have been committing the attack mainly against members of ethnic Dorze, Hadiya and Siltie who live in the peripheral areas of Addis Ababa for which the perpetrators c

  • Deadly Ethnic-Based Attacks Continue on Outskirts of Addis Ababa

    By Staff Reporter

    Violence-Burayu-EthiopiaSeptember 16, 2018 - Ethnic-based attacks continue to occur in parts of Ethiopia, this time in and around the town of Burayu in Oromia regional state located on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

    The attacks by ethnic Oromo youth were also going on in the periphery areas of the capital against non-Oromo people living in Ashewa Meda, Chereta and Berchiko vicinities.

    The attack included deadly assault by sticks and knives against the residents, as well as the destruction of properties including blowing of cars’ and condo windows which has led people to flee the area.

    In addition, sources added that women have been raped and many have been displaced, seeking refuge in churches, schools and Red Cross erected tents in Addis Ababa. staff reporter co

  • Thousands Welcome OLF Leaders Jubilant Return to Addis Ababa

    olf-leaders-addis-ababaSeptember 15, 2018 - Leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), including its leader Dawud Ibsa, who arrved in the Ethiopian capital on Saturdy were received by thousands of supporters.

    The OLF leaders are the latest group who were previously banned from the country and are returning home following political reforms going on in the country.

    The OLF delegation was welcomed at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport by government officials and invited guests.

    Speaking to journalists at the airport, Dawud Ibsa said, “Ethiopian youth, Qero and Ethiopia people in general, including OLF, are parts of this reform and that is why we came here.”

    "I am happy to be here after 26 years of struggle from outside of Ethiopia," Ibsa said. "We will be a part

  • Ethiopian Police Arrests Rioters in Addis Ababa

    By Staff Reporter

    Addis-Ababa-RiotSeptember 14, 2018 - Ethiopian Police on Friday arrested unspecified members of Ethinc Oromo and Addis Ababa city dwellers who were allegedly involved in inciting violence in some parts of the capital, Addis Ababa.

    The majority of the people were apprehended by the federal police at Arada sub city where they clashed with the city dwellers who claimed the Oromo nationals were heading to demolish Minilik II monument.

    On Friday, anti-riot police have tightened security around Saint George Church where they used tear gas to disperse the rioters while the members of national defence forces patrol the capital with snipers fixed on their cars.

    The clash comes ahead of OLF’s leaders arrival next Saturday from the US and Europe, including the chairman of the front, Dawud Ibsa.

    Staff reporter of

  • Addis Ababa Rocked by Violence Over Flag Issue

    By Staff Reporter

    Violence-Addis-AbabaSeptember 13, 2018 - Members of Ethnic Oromo have faced strong resistance from residents of Addis Ababa, largely the youth, while the former attempted to replace the Ethiopian flag with Oromo Libration Front’s (OLF) flag in some parts of the capital.

    The move by member of Ethnic Oromo comes ahead of OLF’s leaders arrival next Saturday from the US and Europe, including the chairman of the front, Dawud Ibsa.

    Staff reporter of has learned that  the two groups entered into conflict after members of Ethnic Oromo youth were replacing the federal flag with OLF’s  red, green and red flag all the way from Sululta town in the north to Addis Gebeya area of the metropolis.

    The Oromo Youth, some of whom were carrying sticks and knives, either torn down or threw the now

  • Ethiopia Has the Highest Number of Internally Displaced People in 2018

    Displaced-People-EthiopiaSeptember 12, 2018 - Ethiopia has the highest number of internally displaced people in the first half of 2018, according to the IDMC and as reported by Reliefweb.

    Ethiopia wintnessed many regional conflicts over the last few years, driven by heightened ethnic and religious differences. There has been several border conlicts between Oromia and Somale regional states, between Oromia and Southern Ethiopia regional states, as well as within Sothern Ethiopia, Benshangul and Amhara regions.

    Internal divisions within and the weakening of the ruling party, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), contributed greatly to these conflicts. Local militias and youth vigilantes unaccountable to central power are believed to be sources for many of these conflicts.

    "It beggars belief that 1.4 milli

  • Ethiopia, Eritrea Open Borders for New Year, Hundreds Celebrate

    Eritrea-Ethiopia-border-openSeptember 11, 2018 - Ethiopia and Eritrea opened their common borders for the first time in twenty years. Hundreds of people from the two countries crossed the border near Zalambesa and Burre and hugged each other and some wept as their leaders led celebrations to mark the reopening.

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki visited the Debay Sima-Burre border crossing with members of their countries’ armed forces to observe the Ethiopian new year, as New York times reported. They then did the same at the Serha-Zalambesa crossing, the Eritrean information minister, Yemane Meskel, said.

    In a ceremony broadcast live on Ethiopian television, long-separated families held tearful reunions. People from both sides ran toward one another as the border crossings opened, hugging, kissing

  • Ginbot 7 Leader Calls for Presidential System in Massive Welcome Rally

    By Staff Reporter

    Ginbot-7-Rally-Addis-AbabaSeptember 9, 2018 - Tens of thousands people on Sunday welcomed leaders of Patriot Ginbot 7 for Unity and Democracy Movement at Addis Ababa national stadium where the movement’s leaders vowed to work with “reformists” within the ruling party EPRDF which was referred by the movement’s leader to as “dictator and undemocratic.”

    The supporters welcomed about 250 officials of the previously outlawed opposition political party all the way from Addis Ababa Bole international airport to the national stadium which was packed with people carrying the now common green, yellow and red former Ethiopian flag.

    Welcoming the opposition leaders, Takele Uma, Deputy Mayor of the capital won the supporters’ admiration as he called them the Qerro and Fano, the anti-governmen

  • Ethiopian Defense Forces Celebrate New Year in Mekelle

    Defense-celebration-Mekelle-EthiopiaSeptember 8, 2018 - The Ethiopian National Defense Force North Division celebrated the Ethiopian New Year in Mekelle yesterday.

    In attendance were President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome, Tigray Deputy Administrator Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, and Chief or Staff of National Defense Force Saare Mekonnen.

    President Mulatu called on the National Defense Force to scale-up efforts to defending peace, the constitution, and sovereignty of the country.

    Dr Debretsion Gebremichael said the Defense Force of Ethiopia is fulfilling its responsibilities given to it by the people and government of Ethiopia.

    The people of Tigray stand united with other nations, nationalities, and people of Ethiopia to safeguard the sovereignty of the nation, he added.

    General Seare Mekonnen, who replaced fo

  • Engineer Simegnew Bekele Committed Suicide - Police Report

    By Staff Reporter

    Simegnew-committed-sucideSeptember 6, 2018 - Engineer Simegnew Bekele, the late Project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) committed suicide on the morning of July 26, 2018 in his Toyota Land Cruiser V8 car in Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square, Police disclosed

    “The conclusion of all investigations has indicated that Engineer Simegnew Bekele was not attacked by somebody else; rather he committed suicide.” Zeyinu Jemal Federal Police Commissioner said in a joint pressconference on Friday.

    The police’s report revealed that Simegnew owns the colt pistol with which he allegedly committed suicide while his car’s four doors were locked and the engine was still running.

    “In hospital examination and as approved by forensic professionals, Engineers Simegnew died in con

  • METEC Accused of Embezzling Billions from GERD Project

    By Staff Reporter  

    metec-GERD-ChargesSeptember 6, 2018 - Over eight billion birr has been embezzled from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project by Ethiopian Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC), a senior Ethiopian official has confirmed.

    Speaking to the Media, CEO of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) Dr. Abrham Belay said METEC has received over 16 billion birr payment, as opposed to eight billion birr it was supposed to have received for less than 30 percent job it has done on the GERD project.

    Since the launch of the project in 2011, METEC has been undertaking the electro-mechanical work of the GERD, including manufacture and installation of turbines, hydro steel structures, switch yard and transformer and monitoring units, as well as commissioning to assure that all systems of the plant are designed, installed, tested,

  • Ethiopian Embassy in Asmara Officially Opens Tomorrow

    Ethiopian-Embassy-AsmaraSeptember 5, 2018 - The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, who is in a suprise visit to Asmara, Eritrea, officially re-opened The Ethiopian Embassy in Asmara.

    The Ethiopian embassy in Asmara will start servicing beginning tomorrow.

    Ethiopia has appointed Redwan Hussein as its ambassador to Eritrea.

    Eritrea re-opened its Embassy in Addis Ababa last July.

    Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki held brief ceremony during the opening of the embassy.

  • Ethiopian Ship Docks in Eritrean Port, First in Two Decades

    By Staff Reporter

    Ethiopian-ship-docks-MassawaSeptember 5, 2018 - An Ethiopian commercial ship on Wednesday docked at the Eritrean port of Massawa for the first time in two decades.

    The Ethiopian vessel named “Mekelle” with 166 meters length and 27 height, will be heading to China carrying 11,000 tonnes of Zinc from Eritrea.

    The docking followed the visit of Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed to the port cities of Assab and Massawa of Eritrea.

    The Prime Minister also visited the 71km-road that stretches from Ethiopian border to Asab port.

    The commencement of today’s cargo operation proves that the peace process launched between the two countries is paying off, Abiy said after the visit.

    Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace deal last July, ending nearly two decades of hostility a

  • Ethiopia Opens Logistics Industry to Foreign Companies

    Ethiopia-Logistics-OpenSeptember 4, 2018 - Ethiopian Investment Board has lifted restrictions on the logistics industry. The logistic industry which was exclusively reserved for Ethiopians such as packaging, forwarding and shipping agency services, is now open to joint ventures.

    The decision by the Board also opened the provision of bonded warehouse, consolidation and deconsolidation services and allowed joint venture participation of international logistics service providers holding up to 49% or less stakes.

    The decision is said to help local firms acquire world class knowledge, expertise, management, and systems by working jointly with globally reputed logistics service providers, according to the Ethiopian Investment Commission in a statement sent to FBC.

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  • US Must Strengthen Ties with Ethiopia, Support Reform - Tibor Nagy

    Tibor-Nagy-US-AfricaSeptember 14, 2018 - The newly appointed assistant secretary of U.S. Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, told members of House Foreign Affairs subcommittee in Washington that Ethiopia has made historic changes, and the US should support and strengthen ties to support an otherwise fragile reform.

    “Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has initiated groundbreaking reforms across most every area of Ethiopian society,” Nagy said. “He deserves tremendous credit for his boldness in tackling issues previous governments have not addressed.”

    Representative Chris Smith, chairman of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee, acknowledged Abiy’s accomplishments, including releasing thousands of political prisoners, lifting a state of emergency and securing peace with neighbor Eritrea.

    Although they celebrated the

  • Ethiopian Religious Leaders Call for Tolerance

    Ethiopian-New-Year-2011September 10, 2018 - In a new year greetings, Ethiopian religious leaders called on fellow Ethiopians for tolerance and to live up to their history of living together in harmony, and avoid any acts of hatred and evil deeds in the New Year.

    The religious leaders extended their best wishes to all Ethiopians in the coming New Year. Ethiopia’s new year 2011 starts on tomorrow, Tuesday.

    Abune Mathias, Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, said “new year celebration creates a positive attitude towards transformation and new goals in the new year,” according to FBC report.

    Deputy President of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, Mufti Hajji Omar Idris, on his part urged Ethiopian Muslims to reinforce their support to the ongoing reform.

    Ethiopia’s Catholic Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel urged the youth to sta

  • Ethiopia to Build Four New Industry Parks

    Ethiopia-4-industry-parksSeptember 4, 2018 - Ethiopia announced plans to build four industrial parks by the end of the year, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission.

    Belachew Mekuria, the commissioner of the Ethiopia Investment Commission, said the government expects to start building parks at Jimma, Adama, Arerti, and Dire Dawa, reports Xinhua, China’s state news agency.

    According to the report, parks in Jimma and Arerti are expected to be built by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), and Dire Dawa and Adama Industrial Parks by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).

    According to the plan, Arerti Industrial Park will produce building materials, whereas Adama is expected to turn woollen fleeces into textiles.

    Ethiopia hopes to transform its mainly agricultural-based economy into indstrial one. Building industrial parks

  • Ethiopian Airlines Acquires 49 Percent of Chad National Carrier

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    Chad-Carrier-EthiopianAugust 24, 2018 - Ethiopian Airlines has signed a joint venture agreements with the government of Chad to launch Chad National Carrier with Ethiopian having 49 percent stake in the business and the Government of Chad retaining 51 percent.

    The new Chad National Carrier is set to go into operation on October 1, 2018.

    “The strategic equity partnership in the launching of the new Chad national carrier is part of our Vision 2025 multiple hub strategy in Africa, Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines," said on Friday in a statement.

    “The new Chad national carrier will serve as a strong hub in Central Africa availing domestic, regional and eventually international air connectivity to the major destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.” Tewolde added

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  • Eritrea Considers Building New Port

    Eritrea-New-PortAugust 22, 2018 - Eritrea is reportedly considering building a new port on its Red Sea coastline to export potash from deposits being developed there, Eritrean mines ministry official said.

    Plans for the harbor signal the country’s reemergence as a potential investor destination after its surprise rapprochement with neighboring Ethiopia last month ended two decades of political tensions.

    The facility could be used to ship potash from Ethiopia and adds to a series of port developments in the strategically located region by nations including Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland.

    The port would be situated at the Bay of Anfile, 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of the 1.2 billion-metric-ton Colluli potash deposit, Alem Kibreab, director-general of mines in the Ministry of Energy and Mines, said in an interview from Asmara. A feasibility study

  • Ethio Telecom Announces Major Reduction on Internet, Voice Call, SMS Rates

    Ethio-Telecom-Rate-ReductionAugust 22, 2018 - Ethio telecom today introduced new tariffs on its services, effective from today August 22, 2018, according to FBC news report.

    The just announced new tariffs for internet, voice call, and SMS services gives major break to Ethiopian users who have been paying exorbitant amounts to the state monopoly for decades.

    The company reduced 43% on mobile internet, 40% on voice call, 43% on SMS and 54% on broadband internet services.

    Accordingly, the new tariff for mobile phone call will be 0.50 birr per minute, down from 0.83 birr. The price for mobile internet service per MB is reduced to 0.23 birr from 0.35 birr. The company also reduced 33-44% on mobile internet package.

    It is also learnt that Ethio Telecom has temporally suspended the sale of mobile broadband Sim cards.

    Although a great first step, thes

  • Pacified Politics or Risk Disintegration? A Race Against Time in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia-where-nextAugust 21, 2018 - René Lefort, a keen observer of Ethiopian politics, warns of the perils ahead in the current political trajectory in Ethiopia. Whereas much has changed in so short a time, he says, much also remains the same, including the consilidation of power at the center and the unanimous decisions. Although talk of tolerance, reconciliation and forgiveness has elevated Ethiopian people's optimisim, he says, ethnic-based divisions, violence and displacement have never been greater.

    "The dramatic changes of the last months have moved Ethiopia away from “the gates of the hell,” says the author. But "will Abiy Ahmed acquire sufficient authority to counter the forces of disintegration or will they ultimately overwhelm him?"

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  • Ethiopia Appoints News Manager for Grand Dam Project

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    GERD-New-ManagerAugust 14, 2018 - The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has appointed Ephrem Woldekidan as Acting Project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), assuming the post of Engineer Simegnew Bekele who was found dead in his car at Mesqel Square last month.

    CEO of EEP Azeb Asnake in a briefing on Monday said Ephrem’s appointment aims at sustaining the construction of the dam without interruption.

    Engineer Simegnew Bekele had been serving as a project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) since the start of the construction of Africa’s biggest dam in Guba district, Benishangul Gumuz regional state on Blue Nile River.

    Police has confirmed that Simegnew was killed by gun bullet in his car. The investigation is still underway.

    The dam is being built 20 kilometers south of Sudan and reports reveal that it has reac