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OLF protests army deployment in west Oromia

In a conflict that erupted in West Oromia, Qellem Wellega zone, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)/ABO – whose supporters are alleged to be active in those areas – protested against the deployment of the national army by the government, The Reporter has learnt.

On top of the House

After he was honorably retired from his party’s central and executive committee, the House of People’s Representatives on Thursday appointed Tagesse Chaffo as the new Speaker of the House (the Federal Parliament) - a position which was vacant for just two days.

Blue expressed strong support to ongoing reform

In an unusual turn of event, Semayawi Party a.k.a Blue expressed its support and allegiance to the ongoing reform executed by the ruling party–the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)–and the work it is doing in maintaining peace, order and stability in the country, adding that party ideologies should not halt all parties to cooperate.

Newly branded ODP sees off veterans, founders

As the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) rebranded itself to the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) this week, it has also decided to see its notable veterans and founders off to their retirement there by consolidating the leadership of the young generation.

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.

No visible plans yet for privatization of SoE’s

With the ongoing economic reforms and the proposed privatization of the state owned enterprises to facilitate growth and increase Forex intake of the nation yet to materialize,  so far there are no visible plans to transfer the enterprises under the Ministry of Public Enterprise as of 2018/19 budget year, The Reporter has learnt.

Defected army general, Derg officials return home

With a belief that there are intensive political reforms being carried out in the country by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), the prominent army official, Kemal Gelchu (Brig. Gen.), who defected the Ethiopian National Defense Force in 2006 to join the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), returned to Ethiopia on Thursday July 5, 2018.

Gov’t to approach Big Four for Ethio Telecom valuation

The Government of Ethiopia is planning to approach Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the overall valuation of Ethio Telecom, one of the biggest state-owned enterprises that are up for partial privatization, The Reporter learnt.

PM welcomes Eritrean delegation

The high-level Eritrean delegation headed by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab concluded their three-day visit and departed to Eritrea on Thursday.