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Takele appointed as de facto mayor of Addis Ababa

Pursuant to the recently amended the Addis Ababa City Charter, outgoing Mayor of the City, Diriba Kuma, has passed on the reins to Takele Umma (Eng.), who is not a member of the City Council and was appointed as Deputy Mayor of city, this afternoon, The Reporter has learnt.

Journalists attacked by mob in Eastern Ethiopia

A group of journalists en route from Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa to cover the welcoming ceremony for President Isaias Afewerki were reported to have been attacked by unknown group of youngsters putting some of them in a critical condition.

Trump appoints Yamamoto as US ambassador to Somalia

President Donald Trump has appointed the veteran diplomat, Donald Yamamoto as his ambassador to Somalia. No stranger to the continent, the newly minted ambassador served as the ambassador to Djibouti and then was posted to the US embassy in Addis Ababa by the administration of President George W. Bush.

Synergy 101

It has been more than three months since Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was sworn into the highest public office in Ethiopia. Over the course of the last three months a lot has happened, which is shaping the political discourse of today’s Ethiopia; as the saying goes there are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen.

Ethio-Somali region releases prisoners

The Ethio-Somali Regional State is said to have released prisoners convicted of different crimes who were former members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), The Reporter has learnt.

Blue, Patriotic Ginbot 7 to discuss cooperation, merger

Following the decision by the House of People’s Representative (HPR) to delist the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 from the terrorists list, the executive committee of the Blue Party (Blue) announced that the president of the party, Yeshiwas Assefa, is currently visiting the US to discuss with the leaders of Patriotic Ginbot 7 on matters ranging from working together to merger.