Jul 5th, 2013
In an anticipated ministerial reshuffle the House of Peoples Representatives today (July 4th) approved the appointment of ten ministers nominated by Prime Minister Hailemariam, including a number of new appointments as well as several shifts of office. Among them is a Commissioner for the newly estab...
Feb 11th, 2013
By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune column A five-minute walk from Ehel Berenda, the central wholesale grain market of the city, leads to Woreda 8, Addis Ketema’s inner-city neighbourhood. Small scale businesses like kiosks, hair salons and video rentals abound in the narrow stone paved streets in...
Dec 12th, 2012
By Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” — Voltaire On November 29, 2012, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, conferred the rank of deputy prime minister, with the approval of parliament, on Muktar Kedir, chief of staff ...
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Nov 30th, 2012
Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet; his first since he assumed power last September following the death of his predecessor, Meles Zenawi. The House of People’s Representatives on Thursday endorsed the appointment of five ministers presented by Dessale...
Oct 12th, 2012
Washington — “The U.S. government is committed to working with Ethiopia — both the government and the people — to strengthen respect for democracy and human rights,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Karen J. Hanrahan said October 9. Spe...