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…

PM Abiy Ahmed Among The Most Influential African In 2018

News Africa Magazine a London based monthly magazine picked Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed as the most influential African in the year 2018. The magazine picked 100 influential Africans in the year 2018 and unlike the previous list this time more Ethiopians made it to the list. PM Abiy Ahmed sweeping reforms in rebranding Ethiopia image…

MORE COULD BE BETTER: ETHIOPIA’S FEDERALISM AND NEW STATES

Belachew Mekuria (PhD), for Addis Standard In post-cold war East Africa, two contradictory yet concurrent events – integration and disintegration of states – are in the making. While in neighboring Ethiopia and Sudan we had witnessed two countries becoming four (Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Republic of Sudan), other five East African nations – Burundi,…

TENSIONS HIGH IN WESTERN OROMIA FOLLOWING CLASHES BETWEEN OLF MILITIA, SECURITY FORCES

Addis Abeba, October 29/2018 – Tensions were high since the weekend following clashes between supporters of rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) led by Dawud Ibsa and security forces, DW Amharic reported citing eyewitnesses as its source of information. The BBC Amharic on its part reported there were clashes between OLF militamen and federal security forces this morning in Kelem…

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO EPRDF’S DEVELOPMENTAL STATE?

Ayele Gelan, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 29/2018 – It would prove useful to re-iterate the fundamental reasons that caused popular uprisings in Ethiopia during the last few years, forcing the ruling party EPRDF to crack open and eventually begin to unleash the on-going reform.  The slogans held during those protests may vary…

BREAKING: FITSUM AREGA MOVING BACK TO HEAD INVESTMENT COMMISSION

Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Chief of Staff, has been assigned by the Prime Minister to head the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC), a reliable source with knowledge to the matter told Addis Standard. Fitsum is expected to assume his new role within the coming few days. Fitsum served as the Commissioner of EIC before he moved…

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…

ኦቦ ዳውድ ያዘጋጁት የዶ/ር ዓብይ ፈተና!

ኦቦ ዳውድ ያዘጋጁት የዶ/ር ዓብይ ፈተና ! | ሬሞንድ ኃይሉ ኤርትራ መቀመጫቸውን አድረገው ከታገሉ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሰት ተቃዋሚዎች ውስጥ ለፕሬዘዳንት ኢሳይያስ ቅርብ የነበሩ ሰው ናቸው፡፡ በአሰመራ ጎዳናዎች ላይ ከሚታዩ ቅንጡ መኪኖች መካከል አንዱን የሚነዱት ኦቦ ዳወድ የወዲ አፎም ጥሩ ወዳጅም ሁነው ነበር፡፡ በዚህ የተነሳም የኢትዮጵያን ፖለቲካ በወፍ በረር ሳሆን በውሉ ይረዱታል፡፡ ኦቦ ዳውድ ጠቅላይ ሚንሰትር ዓብይ…

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