- Professor Sebsebe Demisse, head of the Ethiopian Flora Project, said, adding that the principal threat to African plant life comes from both growing urbanization and demand for agricultural land.
- In an attempt to expand its comedian roster in 2014, Yisakal Entertainment acquired comedian such as Abey Jamy Melaku, Lij Yared, Demisse Fekadu, Temesgen Ed? Melaku and Alemayehu Alex Getachew.
- Brigadier-General Demisse Bulto, commander of the First Revolutionary Army, recovered Godey as part of Operation Lash by November 1980, nearly three and half years since the Somali Army occupied it in July 1977.
- Although Werder remained in Somali hands at the end of the Ogaden War, Ethiopian units under Brigadier-General Demisse Bulto, commander of the First Revolutionary Army, recovered Werder as part of Operation Lash by November 1980, and used the town as one of its three bases to successfully clear the rest of eastern Ethiopia of foreign Somali troops by 3 December.