Teddy Afro invited journalist Temesgen Desalegn to his home

Ethiopian pop start Tewodros Kassahun (aka Teddy Afro) and journalist Temesgen Desalegn has so much in common – both were thrown to the jail for speaking the truth. Journalist Temesgen Desalegn was recently released after three years of jail terms. Temesgen denies all the accusations by the government. Teddy Afro was also jailed for two…

Council directs regions to address recurring protest

10 November 2017 By Zemenu Tenagne Regions to be accountable for unrest in their regions The National Security Council of Ethiopia issued a stern warning to regional governments on Friday that they will be held accountable if they do not control the simmering protests in their respective jurisdictions for they are no longer tolerated by the…

Ethiopian Government to take measures on officials involved in unrest

9 November 2017 By Yohannes Anberbir Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn declared today that party and government officials as well as individuals who have instigated the recent political turmoil in the country will be brought to justice beginning this week as per the decision passed by the National Security Council. He announced this in a press conference held…

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…

Currency devaluation raises fuel price hike fears

The recent currency devaluation introduced by the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) is feared that is will lead to an increase in the price of petroleum products. The central bank announced 15-percent devaluation of the Birr against the Dollar, which is effective October 11. By adjusting the official exchange rate, the government anticipates encouraging exporters…

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