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Clash in Harar’s Hamaressa IDPs camp leaves 4 dead

Four individuals, including a police officer, died yesterday in a clash between security forces and the youth in Harar, Hamaressa camp that houses Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Ethiopian Somali Regional State.

Additional ten people have also sustained injuries from the clashes.

UN says million displaced in Oromia-Somali conflict

A new report jointly released by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that close to one million people have been displaced due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states.

Oromia, Somali officials accused of obstruction of justice

The Minister of Defense and Secretariat of the National Security Council, Siraj Fegessa,  accused officials of the Oromia and Somali Regional States of showing extreme reluctance to bring perpetrators, who were involved in the recent boarder clash between the two regions, into justice.

Oromia-Somali crisis continues rocking federal gov’t

Reporting its findings Thursday before parliament, a team investigating deadly border clashes along parts of the border straddling Oromia and the Ethiopian Somali Region revealed that tensions have not yet been fully defused. The violence has left thousands dead, and led to the displacement of more than half a million people.

Internally displaced Somalis in dire situation

Ethnic Ethiopian Somalis displaced as a result of the border conflict between residents of Somali and Oromia regions said they are in a dire situation given the scarcity of food and water in the camp they have been transferred to.

Ending parliamentary boycott, MPs endorse bills

Resuming its regular session on Thursday after a two-week-long boycott that was followed by a meeting on Monday with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) approved two new draft proclamations and referred one draft proclamation and one draft regulation to pertinent standing committees.

House in virtual recess demanding PM appearance

It has now been almost two weeks since the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) convened a regular session in what The Reporter has learnt is due to failure to form the required quorum after some MPs allegedly boycotted sessions, demanding that the prime minister give the house a briefing on  crises unfolding in the country.

EPRDF admits to strong lack of trust between member parties

The Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) blamed itself for the current public discontent and political unrest in the country and admits to the creation of strong sense of suspicion among its  four member parties.

The party made these revelations at its latest communiqué issued today in the capital.

Oromo. Somali university students to be reassigned to their respective universities

A decision to reassign Oromo and Somali university students to universities in their respective regions following conflicts in the two regions has been made by the Ministry of Education without any intervention from regional governments, the minister of Education Tilaye Gete (PhD), said. He said this at a press conference he gave on the current issues related to teaching and learning processes.