IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: MANAGING POLITICAL TRANSITION IN ETHIOPIA: THE CHOICE FACTOR

Ezekiel Gebissa, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 17/2018 – Ethiopia is in the midst of a political transition. There is genuine elation that the rule of violence has ended and a democratically elected government is in the offing. Yet, there is collective anxiety that this transition could become another false start to democracy. A sense…

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ANALYSIS: DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN ABIY’S ETHIOPIA: MANAGING THE BAD, THE GOOD AND THE TROUBLING

G. Teressa, For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, September 25/2018 – The power relationship within the four-member ruling coalition party—the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-which has ruled Ethiopia autocratically for 27 years, has been irreversibly changed. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is no longer the kingmaker after suffering an ignominious defeat by the tactical alliance…

ANALYSIS: STORM ON ETHIOPIA’S DOORSTEPS: TACKLING CONVULSIONS IN THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST AND NORTHEAST AFRICA

Hassen Hussein, For Addis Standard   Addis Abeba, March 21/2018 – Preoccupied by the internal upheavals that their own country is undergoing, Ethiopians can be excused for largely ignoring the storm gathering at their doorsteps. As alliances and counter-alliances pockmark the greater Northeast Africa and Middle East, regions from where state fragility is radiating outward, the country’s leaders…

OP-ED: BETWEEN REFORM AND REVOLUTION STANDS SLOGAN: ETHIOPIA’S HARD CHOICE

Addis Abeba, March 05/2018 – In a duel between revolution and reform, slogans play a referee’s role. Once chiseled on the tongues of a people on the move, slogans reduce complex issues into simple catch phrases that animate and captivate the street. “Land to the tiller!” chanted the 1960s/1970s Ethiopian youth. And those calling for expropriating…

ANALYSIS: LAKE TANA: HOW AN INVASIVE WEED IS THREATENING ITS SURVIVAL

Yihun D. (PhD) and Wondwossen T. (PhD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 23/2017 – Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the second largest in Africa. In recognition of the lake’s rich biodiversity and significant cultural heritage, UNESCO added the lake to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves in June 2015. Lake Tana covers an…

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