POLICE SAY CORRUPTION CHARGES ON ERIMIAS AMELGA ALREADY FILED AT FED COURT

Mahlet Fasil (Addis Standard) Addis Abeba, January 15/2019 – Investigating police have told judges at the federal high court 10th criminal bench that they have already filed corruption charges against Ermias Amelga at the 15th criminal bench and asked the judges at the 10th Criminal bench to close the file and transfer the case to the 15th criminal…

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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…

INSIDE ETHIOPIA’S TRIAL OF GRAND CORRUPTION. WHO IS ACCUSED OF WHAT?

Mahlet Fasil and Yared Tsegaye The last ten days inside the Federal high court Lideta branch, 10th criminal bench have seen the continued trial of dozens of individuals suspected of grand corruption involving former officials the army operated Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC). Here is what went down the court room.  Police receives extra days…

PURSUING TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION IN ETHIOPIA’S HYBRID TRANSITION

Solomon A Dersso, PhD, Addis Abeba, December 14/2018 – Addressing the topic of transitional justice and reconciliation in today’s Ethiopia is perhaps one of, if not, the most difficult one. Transitions, which are characterized by political and institutional fluidity and societal polarization, by their very nature, are complicated and challenging. They as such make justice and…

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…

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