The death of General Manager of the Grand Dam

When the news of the death of Chief Engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD, Simegnew Bekele was posted on some news websites of July 26, 2018, a wave of horror and shock was experienced among millions of Ethiopians. They considered it as if something that had to do with their sovereignty had been…

It must not spiral out of control

Credibility and accuracy are among the topmost requirements for evaluating the quality of news. All the more so, as news has the power to shape the opinions and outlooks of people who use it as an invaluable input. The shaping of public’s opinions comes in tandem with reactions including the knee-jerk ones. At times, such…

How much time PM Abiy Ahmed should be given to show results?

By Daniel Berhane There is a debate on how much time PM Abiy Ahmed should be given to show results. I say: 6 months. Let me explain. 1) Ethiopia doesn’t have strong institutions which can take general directions from Abiy and turn it into reality. He have to work out the details. 2) Abiy have…

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…

Turning Point in the movement of the Oromo Elite struggle

The dynamism of a change movement depends on the nature of the change. The birth of change can emanate from uni-polarity, duality, integration or transcendence. A change that emanates from uni-polarity fails when it reaches its level of extremity. A change that emanates from duality fails when the other opposite succeeds. A change that emanates…

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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