In response to today's ruling by Ethiopia's Supreme Court to uphold an 18-year prison sentence imposed on award-winning journalist Eskinder Nega and reject his appeal, the Unted States Government critized Ethiopia.
United States Criticize Ethiopia for Arresting Journalists
Ethiopian Parliament Approves Hailemariam’s Primer Position
Replacing the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the former deputy prime minister and foreign affairs, Hailemariam Desalegn, took over the premier position officially after the parliament approved it this morning.
Parliamentarians Urge NBI Members to Continue Financial Contribution
The 2nd Nile Basin Parliamentarians’ Forum has ended in Kigali, Rwanda with a call on Riparian governments to spearhead efforts to consolidate the gains made and to increase their country contribution to the Nile Basin Initiative’s (NBI) core costs so as to ensure its financial sustainability.
Ethiopian State Media Journalists Suffer from Self-censorship
BY NEW BUSINESS ETHIOPIA REPORTERState media journalists in Ethiopia are afraid of reporting on the weaknesses of executive organs as a result of self-censorship, complained Members of the Parliament (MPs).
Ethiopia Boost Budgt 39 Percent; Defense Gets Two Billion Birr Additional
BY NEW BUSINESS ETHIOPIA REPORTER
The House of Peoples’ Representatives of Ethiopia approved close to 118 billion birr (close to 7 billion US dollars at the current exchange rates) national budget for the next fiscal year (from July 8, 2011 – July 7, 2012). The amount is 39 percent higher than the previous fiscal year budget.
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