Coffee promotion sparks controversy, protest

By Brook Abdu Following Facebook and website posts by Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development Authority, Kaffa Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) has staged a consecutive three-day long demonstration protesting the alleged denial of Kaffa’s historic right as the origin of coffee by two institutions. The message by these institutions was directed towards […]

Continue reading »

House votes to reject standing committee chair nominees

In its extraordinary session, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has voted nay for two of the nominees to chair the 10 parliamentary standing committees the House endorsed during its previous session on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the House had decreased the number of standing committees from 20 to 10 and its meeting was adjourned following a disagreement on two of […]

Continue reading »