The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum disclosed that the British energy firm New Age (African Global Energy Ltd) has discovered 1.6 Trillion Cubic Feet of natural gas reserve in the Ogaden basin, Somali Regional State.
Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and chairman of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) attending the concluding ceremony of the 10th general assembly of the Somali Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday, has urged the Somali politicians to push their political activity further and play their role in the national politics at the center.
In a fresh round of violence that erupted this week four people are said to have lost their lives and 13 severely injured in what was a relatively calm region: the Afar Regional State, The Reporter has learnt.
Following the deliberation between the Government of Ethiopia and the leaders of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) since September in the capital city of the neighboring Eritrea and having signed a peace deal; the army of the ONLF, on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, returned to the Somali Regional State from their base in Eritrea.
The Chinese oil and gas company, Poly-GCL Petroleum Investments, has awarded a 313 million dollars bid to another Chinese company, China Oil HBP Group, to commission the Calub and Hilala natural gas fields in the Ogaden basin, it was learnt.