Leaders Named to New Commission

May 18 , 2019

Parliament approved Tassew Gebre (PhD) as commissioner of Administrative Demarcations & Identity Issues Commission; and also approved Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) recommendation to make Ustaz Abubeker Ahmed the deputy commissioner. The appointments were met with 25 opposition votes. The purpose of the Commission, which reports to the Prime Minister’s Office, is to provide alternative recommendations to the House of the Federation and the Prime Minister by studying problems and conflicts related to the administrative demarcations and issues of identity. The commission faced resistance from members of parliament on grounds of “unconstitutionality”. Similarly, Parliament approved the appointment of Berhaneyesus Demerew and Yetnebersh Nigusse as commissioner and deputy commissioner, respectively, in a majority vote with four against and 10 abstentions.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...