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Awash bank in lawsuit over unpaid bills

Awash International Bank S.C. (AIB), one of the biggest private commercial banks in Ethiopia, found itself on the wrong side of the fence with accusation of unpaid bill. A lawsuit was brought at the Federal Higher Court by Giga Construction…
A council to solve Somalis and Oromos dispute

Effort began to resolve the Somali regional and Oromia dispute and political crisis using traditional problem-solving methods and customary negotiations, Ethiopia Observer has learnt. Led by Getahun Hussein, Chairperson of the Public Consultative Forum of Ethiopia on Peace Development and…
Security forces open fire at Dembdi Dolo market

Ethiopian security forces opened fire on civilians at a market in Dembi Dolo, a town 450 kilometres south-west of Addis Ababa, of Oromia Regional State on Saturday, February 24. One person died and multiple people were injured, the Voice of…
Hailemariam to emerge as a foreign minister?

The just resigned Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is likely to emerge on the Ethiopian political stage in another role. He is being lined up for a role of foreign minister, Ethiopia Observer learnt from diplomatic sources. “Some professional diplomats…
Gedu Andargachew retains position

Gedu Andargachew has won reelection as the president of the Amhara National Regional State for a third consecutive time, despite earlier reports that he would not continue. He was appointed to the post in 2013, succeeding Ayalew Gobeze who took…