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The Genesis of Ethiopian Problems: The Ghion River and Eyerusalem!

By: Belayneh Abate As prudent Ethiopians know, the current donkey back riders of the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) are fighting with the former donkey back riders of the EPRDF.  The people should understand that these two groups of donkey back riders are fighting for power, and not for the Ethiopian people. As the two groups of the…

Ethiopia is at Risk of Becoming a Failed State! What Will You Do?

Increasingly, many, including me, believe Ethiopia has become a fragile state, in serious danger of collapse and descent into a failed state. Two growing sources of violence are potential threats: armed military conflict in the Tigray Region in the North and ethnic-based killing and violence in non-combat zones especially Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz and the Amhara Region….

Abiy admits war in Tigray is “difficult and tiresome”

Ethiopian prime minister has admitted that his government is now fighting a “difficult and tiresome” guerrilla war in the Tigray region. His comments mark a sharp break with previous insistence that military operations launched in November had been a rapid and decisive success. “The junta which we had eliminated within three weeks has now turned…

Egypt says current talks ‘last chance’ to stop Ethiopia refilling Nile dam

Meeting in Kinshasa between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam comes after Sisi warned of ‘unimaginable instability’ if Ethiopia proceeds. The latest meeting between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may be the last chance to relaunch talks before it is filled for the second year in a…

HOW THE UN DROPS TIGRAY RESOLUTION AFTER SECOND ATTEMPT FAILED

EXCLUSIVE by Addis Standard Staffs The UN Security Council (UNSC) has dropped issuing a resolution calling for cessation of hostilities and respect for international humanitarian laws in Ethiopia’s war- torn Tigray regional state after a second attempt has failed to produce consensus among members states. On March 04, the council held a closed door meeting…

Racism at the UN: Internal audit reveals deep-rooted problems

By Marième Soumaré In the words of a former senior official at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): “When you start working at the UN, an institution that was entirely conceived and founded on the basis of equality and human rights, you never imagine this kind of behaviour. Some of my colleagues dropped hints about the…

Amhara Bank in dispute with commercial banks over unpaid interest

By Samson Berhane Amhara Bank is at loggerheads with 10 banks over repayment of interest on the paid-up capital it has collected. The dispute arose one and a half years after the Bank officially started selling its shares to the public after coming to terms with 10 commercial banks to create accounts in which investors would…

Ethiopian Airlines’ Iconic Selamta Magazine Stops Publication For Good

Selamta, the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines, stopped its publication for good. Ashenafi Zeray, Head of Public Relations and Corporate Communication with Africa’s most successful airline, confirmed the end of the publication of the famous magazine, but said it would instead be going digital. The magazine that came into existence in the 1980s saw its…

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