Parliament Ratifies Law Firm Establishment Bill

June 12 , 2021

During a regular session held on June 10, 2021, parliament unanimously approved a bill that allows for the establishment of law firms. This is a major departure from the past when there were no options for the legal registration of law firms. The bill was submitted to parliament on March 25, 2021 and it was directed to the Standing Committee for Law, Justice, and Democracy before being approved after two and a half months of discussion and review. The proclamation is expected to resolve issues on the abilities and discipline of lawyers, enhance license granting procedures and management while enabling de-facto law firms to get a license and empowering lawyers to function well.


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...