Fed Begins High Level Probe on Corruption Allegations


Police have arrested 63 individuals, 27 of which are suspected of alleged corruption, Berhanu Tsegaye, the attorney general, confirmed at a press briefing broadcast live today. The entire investigation took…


Sahle-worq on Second Foreign Visit after Presidency

President Sahle-worq Zewdie, Ethiopia’s first female President, arrived in Johannesburg today to attend the first investment forum for Africa that its organisers insist is more “transactional” than an event. It…


Africa in Bid to Bridge Massive Gap in Infrastructure Financing

Ethiopia’s Minister for Water, Irrigation & Electricity, Selishi Bekele (PhD), is one of the Ethiopian officials attending an investement forum that kicked off in Johannesburg, South Africa, today. The forum…


ROLLING COVERAGE: Prime Minister Abiy to Appoint State Ministers

The administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is expected to appointments state ministers today, with nearly 10 of them receiving new appointments, according to people familiar with announcement. Among…


Avant-garde Cabinet in Motion

In many ways, the newly installed cabinet of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed`s (PhD) administration could be characterised as a groundbreaker. Not only has the place of women in the highest…


Soldiers March to PM Office Requesting Pay Raise

More than 300 soldiers from the Ethiopian Defense Forces marched to the Office of the Prime Minister today, demanding pay raises and a meeting with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD).…


Federal Police Officer Shot Dead After Killing Two Colleagues

A standoff lasted well over the night was concluded this morning after a Federal police officer was shot down on Africa Avenue (Bole Road). People informed of the incident say…


Singer GG Inspires Abiy Ahmed Address to the EPRDF Convention

Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of the ruling EPRDF, has urged for an immediate action in rectifying good governance problems during his opening remarks at his party’s convention kicked off today…


Hawassa Warms Up to Host EPRDF Convention

Hawassa, seat of the Southern regional state, is preparing to host the three-day convention by the ruling EPRDF, which is expected to commence tomorrow with close to 1,000 delegates in…


OPDO Becomes a Party

The Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), part of the alliance that forms the ruling coalition – the EPRDF – changed its name to the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) during its…


Security Council Decries ‘Anarchy’, Vows Appropriate Measures

The National Security Council, chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), vowed to take all legal and appropriate measures on ‘illegitimate forces and hooligans’ in order to uphold the rule…


Five Die Due to Protests in Addis Abeba

No less than five individuals were killed today due to series of and sporadic protests in Addis Abeba, according to Federal Police Commission General, Zeinu Jemal. The protests were seen…


Semegnew Bekele Committed Suicide: Police

Police said on Friday that the cause of death for Semegnew Bekele, the chief engineer for the Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) ,was suicide. Semegnew was found shot on the…


Ethiopian Diplomats Break Stalemate Between Djibouti, Eritrea

Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh has agreed to engage in a peace deal with Eritrea to iron out the differences in their ongoing dispute. The peace initiative was forged by…


Foreign Office Forms Agency for the Diaspora

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is forming the Ethiopian Diaspora Agency, an institution with the mandate of ensuring the rights of Ethiopians abroad. The Agency comes to life following the…


Abiy Appoints Lawyer Commissioner for Tax Appellate Commission

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has picked a lawyer, Mulugeta Ayalew, to lead a newly commission in charge of accepting tax grievances and appeals from businesses. The Commission reports to…




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