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Oromia picks new, de facto president

Joining Tigrai and Somali Regional States as well as Addis Ababa City Administration,the Oromia Regional State has become the fourth region to appoint Vice President, whois not a member of its regional council—ChefeOromia,asits next de factopresident to lead the region in a turbulent period.

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.

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.

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.

Protest hits Oromia over condominium handover

The Oromia Regional State, which has been the epicentreof public protest from 2015 to 2018 propelling the reformist government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and co. to power, was rocked by a new wave of protest this week in relation to a planned transfer of condominium housing units to residents of Addis Ababa, which was constructed in the outskirts of Addis Ababa inside the special Zone of the Oromia Regional State, The Reporter has learnt.

Mohammed Ademo leaves OBN

The former Aljazeera America editor and founder of online media, Opride.org, Mohammed Ademo has been removed from his position as head of the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) as of last week.

Recent casualties irate ODP, OLF

The Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) issued a strong worded statement on Thursday and Friday, respectively, condemning the recent casualties along the borders of the Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz regional states, The Reporter has learnt.

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.