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Government in Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian prime minster re-elected in parliament

    ETHIOPIA, 2015/10/28 Ethiopia's parliament on Monday re-elected Hailemariam Desalegn prime minister of the East African country in the inaugural session of the new parliament. Hailemaraim, having been in power since the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012, is sworn in to serve an extra five-year term. Hailemariam is chairperson of the country's ruling party, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) that won the majority vote of the elections in May this year. The inaugural session of the country's parliament, the Home of People's Representatives, as well re-elected Abadula Gemeda its Speaker and Shitaye Minale, Deputy Speaker of the Home.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Cracks in Investment Law Begin to Show

    ETHIOPIA, 2013/04/23 A possible amendment is in sight for the newly ratified Investment Proclamation, following a study tabled to the Ethiopian Investment Agency's (EIA) board, three weeks ago. The change comes only eight months into the ratification of the new investment law. This new Proclamation restored the previous law which had been in result since 1992 in September, 2012. It made several significant changes to the incentive and tax holidays given to investors and as well gathered the services it provides under a one-stop-shop arrangement.
  • AU, FAO and Lula Institute join efforts to fight hunger in Africa

    ETHIOPIA, 2013/01/04 The African Union Commission (AUC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Instituto Lula of Brazil have announced a joint effort to help eradicate hunger and undernourishment in Africa. The decision was reached at a conference involving AUC Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, and former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Honorary President of the Institute bearing his name.