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Flash flood destroys agri research center

As heavy rainfall continues to batter the Oromia and Afar Regional States, flash flood is reported to have destroyed the Worer Research center, an important agricultural research lab,  causing an irreversible damage to expensive  projects and the surrounding area, after the Awash River burst its bank on Thursday, September o3, 2020, The Reporter has learnt.

OLF suspends longtime chair Dawud Ibsa

The executive committee of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a once exiled political group that came following the coming to power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), has suspended its longest serving chairperson Dawud Ibsa.

Ruling party suspends Lemma from leadership

Lemma Megersa, the Minister of Defense and the once prominent ally of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), is suspended from his role as a member of the executive committee of the Prosperity Party (PP), the newly established ruling party that replaced the four party coalition Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Oromia police arrest Lidetu Ayalew

The founder and former president of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Lidetu Ayalew, was arrested earlier yesterday in Addis Ababa by Oromia Police, in relation to the recent chaos which occurred following the death of Hacahalu Hundessa, President of the party Adane Tadesse, told The Reporter.

Manhunt for Hachalu’s killer afoot

Attorney General Adanech Abiebie said that there are now two suspects – Tilahun Yami and Abdi Alemayehu – under custody for the killing of Hachalu Hundessa. However, she added, there are more suspects that have yet to be apprehended.

Hachalu Hundessa 1984-2020

The remains of celebrated artist and political activist Hachalu Hundessa was laid to rest on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in his birth place Ambo, Eyesus Gedam Church, some 120 kilometers west of Addis Ababa. The 36-year-old was gunned down on Monday evening in the vicinity of Gelan condominium, located in Akakai Kality Sub City, in Addis Ababa, and was taken to Tirunesh Beijing Hospital, where doctors tried to save his life but failed.

Media implicated in violence following Hachalu’s death

In one of the most polarizing events in the country’s politics, three media outlets have been implicated in fueling the conflicts that followed the killing of the renowned Oromo musician and political activist, Hachalu Hundessa. The government said that it has been monitoring these media outlets for long.

TMGO kicks off power project

Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations (TMGO), a USD 800 million project, has started its drilling in Tulu Moye, located in Arsi Zone of Oromia Region. This is to be a long term project, due to be completed by 2025 and generate 150 MW, which will be added to the Ethiopian Electricity Grid base-load needs.