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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…

EBS Interview With The Renown Politician Andargachew Tsige

Andargachew Tsege (Ge’ez: አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ; born 9 February 1955), also known as Andy Tsige or Andy Tsege, is a prominent Ethiopian politician who previously served as the secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a political party that was labeled as a terrorist group by the Ethiopian government. On 23 June 2014, he was abducted by Ethiopian security forces while in transit in Yemen‘s Sana’a International Airport and…

Video Footage From Mekelle After Being Re-Occupied By Governement Forces

Mekelle (Tigrinya: መቐለ, mäqälle, Amharic: መቀሌ, mek’elē, Italian: Macallé), or Mekele, is the capital city of Tigray Region in Ethiopia. Mekelle was formerly the capital of Enderta awraja in Tigray. It is located around 780 kilometres (480 mi) north of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, with an elevation of 2,254 metres (7,395 ft) above sea level. Administratively, Mekelle is considered a Special Zone, which is divided into seven sub-cities. Mekelle is the economic, cultural, and political hub…

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