Ethiopia seized over 7.6 million birr, 53k US dollars from black market currency exchange

Ethiopia seized over 7.6 million birr, 53k US dollars from black market currency exchange

borkenaSeptember 9, 2019 Addis Ababa police commission disclosed on Monday that it has seized over 7.6 million Ethiopian Birr and 53,000 US dollars, as reported by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate.  According to the report, the money was seized in a foreign currency black market as “individuals were in the business of conducting illegal foreign currency […]

Restu Yirdaw sworn in as the new president of SNNPR

Restu Yirdaw sworn in as the new president of SNNPR

borkenaSeptember 3, 2019 In an emergency meeting held on August 31, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional council elected Restu Yirdaw as acting president of the region. He will be replacing Million Mathoes who is removed from the position, possibly in connection with violence in Sidama zone of the region on July 18 and after. […]

Ethiopia’s election board disclosed a date for Sidama referendum

Ethiopia’s election board disclosed a date for Sidama referendum

The election board wants SPNNR council to prepare legal and administrative arrangement on how to share Hawassa and on the protection of the rights of non-Sidama Ethiopians in the zone. borkenaAugust 29, 2019 In a statement shared on social media, National Election Board of Ethiopia disclosed on Thursday that voting day for Sidama zone referendum […]

NaMA says government violating political parties’ covenant

NaMA says government violating political parties’ covenant

National Movement of Amhara,NaMA,wants government to release its members arrested with the pretext of the June 22 killings (government calls it coup d’etat) and security officials arrested in Amhara region borkenaAugust 20, 2019 National Movement of Amhara (NaMA) has issued a statement on August 19, 2019 upon completing its 4th congress of the first year. […]

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