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Addis on the edge

Although a rarity in Addis Ababa, clashes between the youth of the city and their counterparts from the surrounding towns of Oromia Special Zone erupted ahead of the return of leaders of the formerly outlawed political organization, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), leading to an unknown number of youth injured in a three-day confrontation. The reason for the hostility revolves around the flag and colors of OLF.

Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea vow to enhance relations

After attending the third summit of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing from September 3-4, 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) arrived in Asmara on Wednesday for a two day official visit and discussed both with the President of Eritrea and conferred at a tripartite meeting held between Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea.

PM meets the press

In his first ever press conference since he took office last May, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PHD) has addressed wide variety of issues including the reform process and the interparty challenges in EPRDF, the recent conflicts in Jigjiga, and the progress of the nation’s mega projects including the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

ATCs to go on strike on Monday

Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority are planning to go on a strike beginning Monday August 27, 2018 morning due to “unsatisfactory professional recognitions and benefits”.

Bomb attack suspects to be charged

The Federal Attorney General has been given seven days for formally instituting charges on nine suspects of bomb attack at a rally that was held at Meskel Square in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) on June 23, 2018. One out of the nine, Tilahun Getachew, is suspected of throwing the bomb while Berhanu Jafar is alleged to have carried the bomb for the former.

Addressing diaspora trust fund issues

Many agree that the country’s current foreign currency crunch is in dire need of creative solutions as it has reached chronic level. In fact, it is critical now that the country is facing difficulty in importing lifesaving medication like insulin.