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Nine officials of Federal, City police under prob in relation to rally bomb explosion

Nine security officials including the deputy commissioner of Addis Ababa Police Commission have been detained in relation to the Saturday June 23, 2018 bomb explosion at the rally held in Addis Ababa in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD).

According to Amir Aman’s (MD) Facebook page, 154 people have been injured as a result of the explosion and one individual has died.

Facing the legislators

In a rare gesture from the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was summoned to appear before the House and defend the decisions made by the Executive Committee (EC) of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

New PM’s first real test

It all seemed like the conflict and public uprising that rocked the country for the past three years is finally coming to an end following the change of guard at the very top of the ruling party, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), as Abiy Ahmed (PhD) assumed the chairmanship and the Prime Minister position of Ethiopia.

Kebede Tesera petitions PM for pardon

Kebede Tesera, who was mistakenly granted a presidential pardon back in July, 2017, and rearrested to continue serving his 25 years prison term, has appealed to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to be considered for pardon once again on the basis that fellow convicts who were charged in similar cases were pardoned and released, recently.

Sidama Zone detains 226 in relation to deadly conflict

The Sidama Zone Administration has detained 226 suspects who were said to have been involved directly or indirect in the recent violence that rocked the city of Hawassa resulting in the death of 10 people, caused severe injuries to nine people and minor injuries to 80 people, The Reporter has learnt.

An Achilles heel for the Region

Despite not meeting for two years and having been invited to the negotiation table by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) for a face-to-face dialogue, the main actors of the South Sudan conflict, rebel leader Riek Machar (PhD) and President Salva Kiir, have concluded their meeting in Addis Ababa yesterday yet again failing to reach a definite agreement to end the conflict that have caused the deaths of thousands of South Sudanese in the past few years.

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Longtime foes to come to the table

Almost twenty years under “no war, no peace” situation, the subsequent governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea are finally coming to the negotiation table to resolve their difference and implement the longstanding Algiers Agreement that has put a stop to the 1998-2000 boarder clash.   

Army gets additional appointees

Days after a major reshuffle in the top leadership of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, new appointees have been assigned to head the Ethiopian Air Force and Military Operations division of the Defense Forces, late this week.