Ogaden Basin – Source of Peril or Prosperity for the Somali Region?

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba — On June 28th Ethiopian government representatives, Somali Regional President Abdi Mohamoud Omar alongside Senior Executives of Poly-GCL Petroleum Group attended an inaugural ceremony of the first ever... Read more »

Ethiopia to start extracting crude oil

Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed announced that Ethiopia will begin extracting crude oil starting tomorrow on a test basis in the Somali region of the country. The Premier made the announcement during... Read more »

China Poly Sees Ethiopia Gas Exports by 2019

Motuma Mekassa Photographer: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Bloomberg – China Poly Group plans to start exporting natural gas from Ethiopia’s eastern Ogaden basin by mid-2019 as it continues to explore... Read more »

China Poly Sees Ethiopia Gas Exports by 2019, Minister Says

China Poly Group plans to start exporting natural gas from Ethiopia’s eastern Ogaden basin by mid-2019 as it continues to explore near the border with Somalia, Petroleum Minister Motuma Mekassa said. Shipments... Read more »

Ethiopia’s First Natural Gas Development Project Behind Schedule

September 23, 2017 – Due to complex negotiations with the Djiboutian government on gas pipeline construction to the port of Djibouti, Ethiopia’s first natural gas development project in the Ogaden basin in Somali... Read more »

Somalia hands over ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia: group

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Somali authorities have handed over to Ethiopia a senior official of the ONLF rebel group, which is fighting for the secession of Ogaden from Ethiopia, the group said.... Read more »

Ethiopia Norway sign forest protection agreement

Representatives of Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement for a NOK 600 million ($80 million) investment aiming to protect Ethiopia’s remaining natural forests and for transforming the Ethiopian forest sector. The grant... Read more »

Ethiopia: ቆሼ collapsed! Tragic- but Why? and how can we avert such incidences in the future?

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim recovered out from a pile of garbage following a landslide when a mound of trash collapsed on an informal settlement at the Koshe garbage... Read more »

Ethiopia: Natural Gas and Oil Exploration Being Fruitful – 2merkato – Ethiopian Business Portal

Officials from China Poly Group Corporation met with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The officials from the Corporation explained that natural gas and oil exploration work being... Read more »

Annual Celebration Turns Deadly in Ethiopia

An annual cultural event in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia, attended annually by hundreds of thousands, turned deadly Sunday when police fired teargas and warning shots to disperse anti-government protesters. The tear... Read more »