STRIKE! City Rail Transit Employees Walk Off Job


Over half of the 1,200 staff of the Addis Abeba Light Railway Transit (AA-LRT) are on a strike this morning, demanding higher salaries and benefit packages. The employees have made…


Addis Gets Mayor, Deputy Mayors

Takele Uma Benti, former head of the Oromia Transport Bureau, has been appointed to serve as Addis Abeba’s new mayor, replacing Diriba Kuma. Takele is not a councillor of the…


Addis Abeba Warms Up to Receive Issayas Afeworqi

Residents of Addis Abeba are out on the streets to receive Eritrea’s President Issayas Afeworqi, scheduled to arrive this morning for a historic meeting. Lines of buses under the city…


Issayas Afeworqi to Visit Addis Abeba on Sunday

Eritrea’s President Issayas Afeworqi is due to visit Addis Abeba on Sunday, in a return gesture to Ethiopia’s delegation tour to Eritrea last week, sources disclosed. It will be Issayas’s…


Hailemariam to Lead AU Election Mission in Zim

Former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has been appointed to chair an election observation mission to Zimbabwe. Moussa Faqi, chairman of the African Union (AU) has selected Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister…


Primer Appoints Judges, Ombudsperson

Prime Ministry Abiy Ahmed (PhD), has appointed Endale Haile (PhD) as Chief Ombudsperson. The parliament has approved the appointment during its session held today. The Premier has also appointed a…


Premier Appoints an Economist to Lead Planning Comm’n

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has appointed Eyob Tekalegn as a Minister in charge of the National Planning Commission (NPC). Established a couple of years ago under the premiership of…


US Senate Confirms Ex-ambassador to Ethiopia Top Diplomat for Africa

The United States Senate has confirmed Tibor Nagy, once ambassador to Ethiopia, as the new Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, under the State Department. “I’m very honoured and humbled,” said Ambassador Nagy…


Massive Support Rally in Bahir Dar

Massive rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) administration underway in the town of Bahir Dar, the seat of the Amhara Regional State. Addressed by Demeke Mekonnen, deputy…


The Prime Minister is Back On

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is to address the nation on a national television in few minutes, while throng of his supporters are returning from the largest public rally ever.…


Massive Rally in Support of Abiy Ahmed in Addis Abeba

The rally began. Residents of Addis Abeba and its surrounding have gathered in hundreds of thousands to show their support for what they describe is change for “justice and democracy…


Ethiopia, Eritrea First Step on the Road to Peace

Ethiopia has welcomed the positive gesture by Eritrea’s President Issayas Afeworqi this morning that he will send envoys to Addis Abeba ushering the first step in the road to peace between the two countries. In his…


PM to Appear Before Parliament

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is to appear before Parliament this afternoon, in a question time with MPs.


Eth-Switch Boss Resigns

Bizuneh Bekele, the founding CEO of Eth-Switch S.C, a consortium of all banks established to integrate the national electronic payment system, has tendered his resignation last week. The company’s Board…


PM Abiy Appoints Army, Security Chiefs 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has appointed Se’are Mekonnen (Gen) as an Army Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Force, replacing Samora Yunis (Gen). The Prime Minister has…


EPRDF Decision to Loosen Up on Commanding Heights of the Economy Unanimous

The Executive Committee of the ruling EPRDF has decided today to open up the commanding heights of the economy, partially privatising state owned giants including the Ethiopian Airlines, Ethio telecom,…


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