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Rumors about Egyptian military base in South Sudan

The stalemate between Ethiopia and Egypt over the Ethiopia Dam is now being exaggerated by the Egyptian Army Base in Pagak area of Maiwut county, South Sudan. By Lul Gatkuoth Gatluak The stalemate between Egypt and Ethiopia over the project of Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is now being exaggerated in Social Media. In the past…

Statement on the Gaps and Omissions in the latest Amnesty International Report

Statement on the Gaps and Omissions in the latest Amnesty International Report May 30, 2020 Human rights organizations play a crucial role in defending marginalized communities in these unprecedented times of rising authoritarianism and conflict. Often being one of the few venues for silenced voices, reports by international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International…

The Secret to Germany’s COVID-19 Success: Angela Merkel Is a Scientist

The chancellor’s rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure are paying off. BERLIN—Today, we face the global outbreak of a disease that has the potential to catalyze what the historian Eva Schlotheuber terms a “pandemic of the mind.” As misinformation proliferates and lines between fact and fiction are…

A SPRING IN THE HORN: MASS PROTEST AND TRANSITIONS IN SUDAN AND ETHIOPIA

Rashid Abdi, For Addis Standard Two mass protest movements have, in quick succession, forced regime changes in Sudan and Ethiopia, two of the Horn of Africa’s quintessential “hard” states. A deep-seated disillusion with the security and developmental states drives the new “revolutionary” mood. What is less clear is where all the ferment and the popular…

Ethiopia: A Country on the Brinks

By Dawit Woldegiorgis, Visiting Scholar at Boston University, African Studies Center ‘Absolutely Oversold’***********************As instability and violence spreads across much of Ethiopia, with most recent incidents getting close to the capital in Northern Showa, it is becoming a matter of grave concern to Ethiopians and regional governments, whether there will be a full-fledged civil war in Ethiopia….

The Jawar Phenomenon

By Major Dawit Woldegiorgis PM Ably seems to have taken a calculated decision to play the ethnic card to perhaps appease the radicals within his party. For certain, his ethnic base is fired up and their expectations are high. His colleague Jawar Mohamed, another fiery demagogue who preaches ethnic and religious extremism has been invited…

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: CAN ETHIOPIA MAKE THE TRANSIT TO STABILITY?

Mehari Taddele Maru, For Addis Standard –@DrMehari  Addis Abeba, March 05/2019 – This has been an eventful year for Ethiopia’s politics. Under Abiy Ahmed Ali, who became Prime Minister in April 2018, the government has eased its previous authoritarian stance on various central issues. A national state of emergency imposed by Abiy’s predecessor has been lifted…

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