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Reigniting Somali politics

Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and chairman of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) attending the concluding ceremony of the 10th general assembly of the Somali Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday, has urged the Somali politicians to push their political activity further and play their role in the national politics at the center.

OLF politics, military splits

The army of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has officially separated from the party, OLF, which is based in Addis Ababa, The Reporter has learnt.

Court martial slashes prison terms for mutineer commandos

Members of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) who have been sentenced to imprisonment for marching in arms to the Office of the Prime Minister in October 10, 2018, got their sentences slashed by the appellate Military Court, The Reporter has learnt.

Lemma replaces Oromia security chief

Kemal Gelchu (Brig. Gen.), who was appointed as head of Oromia Security Administration Bureau a few months back, has been removed from his post for “unknown” reasons, The Reporter has learnt.

Court suspends transfer of title deed of 40/60 condos

The 8th Civil Bench of the Federal High Court at Lideta has suspended the transfer of the title deeds of more than 18,000 40/60 condo houses which were slated for handover to homeowners who were picked from hundreds of thousands of registered home seekers by a lottery drawing a month ago, The Reporter has learnt.

Lemma removes Oromia security chief

Kemal Gelchu (Brig. Gen.), who was appointed as the chief of Oromia Security Administration Bureau a few months back, has been removed from his post for “unknown” reasons, The Reporter has learnt.

Addis Ababa: Achilles’ heel of Ethiopian Federation

The Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, in its present form, is a rather young city carryinga 130 years of history, wrinkled not by age but the overbearing historical baggage it carries since its formation. Founded around the end of the 19th century (the year can vary from 1886 to 1888 depending on records), TaytuBetul, wife of Emperor Menelik II, is widely accredited for doing the initial sight selection and naming (renaming) of the place destined to be the seat of the Ethiopian government since then.

Jailed Ethiopian garners PM’s attention

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and musician Teddy Afro have joined thousands of people in calling for the immediate release of Nazrawit Abera, a 27 year old Ethiopian Engineer facing a possible death sentence over a disputed drug offence in China.