Mengistu Hailemariam is interested to return home after decades long exile

Mengistu’s Oromo father, Haile Mariam Wolde Ayana, was born in Furii, the then 8 km west of Addis Ababa (now in Addis Ababa due to the city’s growth). He was in the service of the Shewan landowner Afenegus Eshete Geda, who had encountered him while he was on a hunting expedition in the administrative district of Gimira and Maji, then under the…

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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…

The Commemorative Statue of Emperor Haile Selassie will be Unveiled at AU Headquarters

At a press conference held earlier this morning Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Mr. Nebiat Getachew briefed the media on current trending agendas regarding the successful completion of the 15th Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Commission meeting, Ethiopian returnees from #Saudi Arabia, the upcoming official visit of the President of #Guinea H.E Alpha Conde, Estonia’s President H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, and H.E….

Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia: Bandwagon or Hegemony?

‘As a son of a Muslim father, a student of conflict studies with a PhD in Peace and Security Studies, and a politician who brokered peace between parties to religious conflicts in his home town, Abiy Ahmed would naturally be expected to has overcome the “siege mentality” of Ethiopian leaders vis-a-vis Arab powers.’ The New…

Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia

Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare. BY FLORIAN BIEBER, WONDEMAGEGN TADESSE GOSHU within a few shorts months, Ethiopia has witnessed a dramatic transformation. The new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, signed a peace agreement with Eritrea after years of simmering tensions. He…

“ማንኛውም የህወሓት ታጋይ እጁን ከሚሰጥ ራሱን ያጥፋ!” ረዳት ፕሮፌሰር መሃሪ ዮሃንስ

የፖለቲካል ሳይንስና ስትራቴጂክ ስተዲስ ምሁር – መሓሪ ዮሀንስ | አገራዊው የፖለቲካ ለውጥ በትግራይ ብሄርተኛ ኤሊቶች አይን |”ዶ/ር አብይ የተጋሩ ድጋፍ ከፈለገ ከደርጋዊ አካሄድ ወጥቶና እውነተኛ ኦሮሞ ሆኖ በመፈቃቀድ ላይ የተመሰረተውን ፌደራላዊውን ስርአት ያስቀጥል” መሓሪ ዮሃንስ

A week in battlefield Moyale: a doctor who survived an RPG

Henok Samuel, MD After the last conflict which I posted [in November this year] titled ‘The endless battle of Moyale’, the town was in a tense situation – there had been palpable fear and tension in the air and we were wary of the situation. There have been occasional clashes leaving casualties and some deaths…

AT LEAST A DOZEN CIVILIANS KILLED BY ARMY INSIDE BEKELE MOLLA HOTEL IN MOYALE

Sources reaching out to Addis Standard say a deadly shooting involving the federal army which took place inside the Bekele Molla Hotel in Moyale city has claimed the lives of at least a dozen civilians. According to the information sent by sources, the incident happened during talks between regional security forces, representatives of the two warring factions…

THE CLAMOR FOR OWN STATE IN ETHIOPIA: ILL-TIMED

Zemelak Ayitenew Ayele, for Addis Standard Several ethnic communities (Nations and nationalities in the parlance of the FDRE Constitution) of the SNNPRS are clamoring to secede from the region and establish their own state using the clause under Article 47(2) of the FDRE Constitution. The zonal councils of Guraghe, Sidama, Kaffa, and Gamo communities, among…

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