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News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted for their own state, a turning point for an uncertain federalism

Published on: Tuesday 03 December 2019
Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted for their own state, a turning point for an uncertain federalism
News source: https://qz.com/africa/1761079/ethiopias-sidama-people-voted-for-own-state-but-are-uncertain/

For example, will it lead to the Sidama state being added to Article 47 of the constitution, which lists the states that make up the Ethiopian federation? It’s not clear how the federal government ...

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopia Launches National Durable Solutions Initiative for Internally Displaced Persons

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Ethiopia Launches National Durable Solutions Initiative for Internally Displaced Persons
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/ethiopia-launches-national-durable-solutions-initiative-internally-displaced-persons

The Initiative – developed by the Government of Ethiopia, the United Nations, international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and donors – seeks to ensure internally displaced ...

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopia’s newly unified ruling party pivots to a liberal political economy

Published on: Friday 06 December 2019
Ethiopia’s newly unified ruling party pivots to a liberal political economy
News source: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2019/12/06/ethiopias-newly-unified-ruling-party-pivots-to-a-liberal-political-economy/

The government should find a way of converting the heightened agency of the youth, such as the politically active Qeerroo youth movement in Oromia, towards greater economic mobilization. In a poor ...

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopia may sell majority stake in Ethio Telecom

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Ethiopia may sell majority stake in Ethio Telecom
News source: https://www.mobileworldlive.com/featured-content/top-three/ethiopia-may-sell-majority-stake-in-ethio-telecom/

The Ethiopian government could cede majority control of its telecoms monopoly once it has completed an initial phase of privatisation in 2020, reported Bloomberg. In an interview with the publication, ...

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopia turns former palace, torture site into tourist draw

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Ethiopia turns former palace, torture site into tourist draw
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-turns-former-palace-torture-tourist-draw-175027282.html

A palace that once housed Ethiopia's emperors and also served as a torture site under the communist Derg regime is to open to the public in a controversial government tourism project. The palace compound in Addis Ababa, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has rebranded "Unity Park

News Ethiopia Government: Ghana: 'Ethiopia to Launch First-Ever Satellite in December With China's Help'

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Ghana: 'Ethiopia to Launch First-Ever Satellite in December With China's Help'
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910090443.html

... Zewde on Monday disclosed that Ethiopia's first-ever satellite will be launched into space in December this year with support from the Chinese government. "The first Ethiopian satellite will ...

News Ethiopia Government: Days after pledging to expand internet, Ethiopia’s govt shuts it off

Published on: Friday 14 June 2019
Days after pledging to expand internet, Ethiopia’s govt shuts it off
News source: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/14/days-after-pledging-to-expand-internet-ethiopias-govt-shuts-it-off/

Days after Ethiopian ICT officials made public pledges to improve net access, the government began playing on-again, off-again with the internet — shutting it down (almost completely) to coincide with the country’s national exams. Data provided to TechCrunch from Oracle’s Internet Intelligence confirmed intermittent net blackouts from June 11 to 14, with connectivity returning for brief […]

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopian Government Shuts Down The Internet To Prevent Cheating In Exams

Published on: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Ethiopian Government Shuts Down The Internet To Prevent Cheating In Exams
News source: https://www.techzim.co.zw/2019/06/ethiopian-government-shuts-down-the-internet-to-prevent-cheating-in-exams/

Usually when an African government shuts down the internet, it’s because people have had enough of incompetence and have decided to take to the streets to demand good governance. They don’t usually ...

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopian Telecoms Sector Requires 'Huge' Investments-Minister

Published on: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Ethiopian Telecoms Sector Requires 'Huge' Investments-Minister
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/06/12/business/12reuters-ethiopia-telecoms-minister.html

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia could require as much as $2.2 billion (1.73 billion pounds) to modernise its creaking, overburdened telecoms sector, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday. "The ...

News Ethiopia Government: EXCLUSIVE-Ethiopia plans to issue telco licences by year-end -sources

Published on: Wednesday 12 June 2019
EXCLUSIVE-Ethiopia plans to issue telco licences by year-end -sources
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-ethiopia-plans-issue-telco-133012752.html

Ethiopia is aiming to award telco licences to multinational mobile companies by the end of the year, ending a state monopoly and opening up one of the world's last major closed telecoms markets, three people with direct knowledge of the process said. Ethiopia's telecoms industry is considered

News Ethiopia Government: Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

Published on: Tuesday 23 April 2019
News source: https://www.africa.com/women-in-ethiopia-still-struggle-despite-leadership-in-government/

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 19 2019 (IPS) - Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up ...

News Ethiopia Government: Ethiopia arrests government officials over corruption

Published on: Thursday 18 April 2019
News source: https://www.theafricareport.com/12027/ethiopia-arrests-government-officials-over-corruption/

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference in Addis Ababa. Reuters Ethiopia has arrested nearly 60 government officials over allegations of corruption and economic sabotage In ...

News Ethiopia Government: New Ethiopian consulate in St. Paul seeks to build trust

Published on: Friday 26 April 2019
News source: https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article229591669.html

The looming question is one of trust: Some 80 ethnic groups call Ethiopia home, and of them, the Oromo are the largest, though federal police and other government institutions were long dominated by a ...