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Regional to federal

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has endorsed the nomination put forth by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in his latest bid to shuffle his Cabinet. Accordingly, Lemma Megerssa andGedu Andargachew, former heads of the Oromia and Amhara Regional States, were chosen to assume key ministerial positions ofthe Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), respectively.

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.

IGAD issues food insecurity crisiswarning

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) warned that there will be a food insecurity crisis in the Greater Horn Region if the assistance needed is not provided in time, The Reporter has learnt.

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.

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.

CSA recalls census materials

The Central Statistics Agency (CSA), following the sudden postponement of the Fourth National Housing and Population Census, is forced to recall some of the materials already distributed to a number of regional states, The Reporter has learnt.