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Fake News Killing Turtles

For the last three months, Tortoises have been sold for 60,000 birr to 400,000 birr at local markets. Rumors have spread, falsely claiming that their shells consist of mercury and that this could block phone and Internet networks. What are commonly named leopard tortoises are being sold in Debre Birhan, Gonder, Addis Ababa, Awash and…

10TH ORGANIZATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SPDP UNDERWAY; AHMED SHIDE, MUSTEFA OMER LIKELY THE NEXT CHAIRMAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PARTY

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, April 01/2019 – The 10th organizational conference of the Somali People’s Democratic Party (SPDP) underway in Jigjiga city, the capital of Somali regional state. The conference began with preliminary panel discussion on various topics on Sunday March 31 and is expected to last until Wednesday April 03/2019. This is SPDP’s first major…

PUTTING HUMPTY DUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN: THE RESTORATION OF EPRDF?

Kjetil Tronvoll (@KjetilTronvoll), For Addis Standard The Ethiopian government, and its regional states’ authorities, are increasingly facing challenges to enforce order and security control over the territory of the federation. Several areas are allegedly not administratively ‘connected’ to the center, but run by local groupings who have either kicked out or breached with the party…

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…

ISRAELI VOLUNTEERS CONDEMN ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT’S HANDLING OF PLANE CRASH

Azriel Schnitzer, commander of the ZAKA delegation in Ethiopia, said, “We never encountered such a difficult situation. I was at the scene together with ZAKA volunteers.” ZAKA, a series of voluntary community emergency response teams in Israel, has condemned the Ethiopian government for its handling of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302, accusing them…

#ET302 CRASH: THE WORLD MOURNS WITH ETHIOPIA. CHRONICLES OF EVENTS

Addis Abeba, March 11/2019 – Click On This Link To Read Addis Standard‘s Minute By Minute Update On The #ET302Crash Since The News Was First Broken By PM Abiy Ahmed’s Office Yesterday. The Thread Includes Pictures, Statements From Ethiopian Airline And Boeing, News Aggregates From External Sources And More. Or click below  Source: Addis Standard

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…

Abiy Ahmed tops The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Director’s Nobel Shortlist

February 1 was the deadline for nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The prestigious prize is awarded each year in Oslo. The Nobel Institute announced that there were 304 candidates nominated for this year’s prize , the fourth highest number ever.Based on their professional assessments, PRIO Directors have made it a tradition to offer their personal…

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