An Ethiopian military helicopter crashes in South Sudan

An Ethiopian military helicopter with 23 passengers on board has crashed on Saturday  inside the compound of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) killing four of its crew members. The MI-8 helicopter was on routine operation carrying Ethiopian troops on rotation from Kadugli to Abyei when it crashed. Ten passengers were injured,…

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…

RETURNING HOME: TRAVEL NOTE

Aanne Ajjamaa , for Addis Standard I switched off the overhead light, relaxed in my seat aboard the plane and closed my eyes; I let my mind drift off to the home I craved to visit for years. Not knowing what awaited me, I rushed to revisit all my memories one last time and wished…

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…

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…

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