Supreme Court Updates Judge Nomination System

June 29 , 2019


Supreme Court Updates Judge Nomination System

The Federal Supreme Court is implementing a three-year project to ensure the appointment of judges is based on competence, to create a proper flow of court cases, conduct research and improve the existing infrastructure. The project will focus on three major areas: independence, impartiality and accountability of the court system, according to Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi, president of the Federal Supreme Court. In addition, the Chief Justice pointed out that the justice system must ensure speedy trials and access to justice. “Problematic working areas will be prioritised and solved in order to reach the expected result in a short time,” Meaza said. According to a study that analysed the effectiveness of court systems of 126 countries, Ethiopian courts are ranked in 111th position in giving judgments in civil cases and 104th in criminal cases.


Radar

Ministry Revokes Hundreds of Mining Concessions

The Ministry of Mines has revoked the licenses of 972 for alleged non-compliance with the terms of their exploration and production permits, and involvement in illicit trade.  Among those on the receiving end of the measure is Kefi Gold, a firm that has been conducting gold exploration in the Western Wellega Zone of the Oromia Regional State for over a decade. The 2,000hct exploration area is estimated to hold deposits of close to 50,000Kg of gold. Last week, the National Bank of Ethiopia ap...


Radar

World Bank, Fed Agree on $715m in Funds to Fight Food Insecurity

The World Bank Group and the Ministry of Finance have signed an agreement for 715 million dollars to go towards fighting food insecurity. Most of the financing (600 million dollars) is earmarked for the implementation of a Food Systems Resilience Programme. A third of the amount is in the form of grants, while the balance is credit. An additional 115 million dollars is pledged for improving access to financial services and bolstering economic activity in pastoralist areas. The areas target...


Radar

DISRUPTION HOPEFULS

Youths checkout a booth at the AddisRupt Expo 2022, which was hosted at Safari Hotel on June 25, 2022. The expo focused on technological and entrepreneurial work, showcasing over 20 startups to visitors. The promoters of the expo aimed at connecting startups with investors and was organized by firms such as LinkUp Addis, Profit Marketing and Afromile Trading...