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…


Gov’t Opens Logistics Sector to International Companies

The Ethiopian Investment Board, chaired by Arkebe Oqubay (PhD), has allowed joint venture participation by international logistics service providers locally holding up to 49pc or less stakes. The logistics sector…


Court Denies Bail of Ex- Somali Region President

Judges at the Federal High Court denied the bail request of Abdi Mohammed Omar, former president of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, and three suspects. At the court session held today, August 30, 2018, the three judges of the 19th…


Police Closes Shops Alleged to Engage in Black Market Trading

Addis Abeba Trade Bureau along with the Addis Abeba Police Commission have begun closing shops behind Ethiopia Hotel, on Yohanes Street, suspected of engaging in an illegal business. The area is famous for the black market trade that takes place. The operation started…


Mustafa to Be Sworn in as President of Ethiopian Somali State This Weekend

Mustafa Muhumed Omer will be sworn in as the next president of the Ethiopian Somali Regional State this weekend, Fortune confirmed. He will be replacing Abdi Mohamoud Omar a.k.a Abdi Illey, who was removed from his post after…


Premier to Meet Members of Media

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) will meet members of the media for the first time on Saturday, August 25, 2018.


Regional Bank Names Mekonnen as Senior Advisor

Eastern & South African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly known as the PTA, has appointed Mekonnen Manyazewal, the once retired but long-serving economist, as its senior adviser. The financial arm of the Common…


Telecom Cuts Tariff, Ceases Mobile Device Registration

Ethio-telecom, the state monopoly telecom service provider, has just announced major reductions on existing tariffs on its services, and has lifted the requirement of mobile device registrations effective tomorrow, August 23, 2018. The…


Deputy Mayor Takele Uma Forms His Cabinet

Takele Uma, the new deputy mayor of Addis Abeba, has formed his cabinet with 18 members. The new cabinet retains five incumbents and adds 13 new members. Almaz Abraham, head…


Tourism Organization Gets New Head

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has assigned Lensa Mekonnen as the new CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO). She received the letter of appointment at the end of last…




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