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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…

Endegna – fikir | ፍቅር – New Ethiopian Music 2019 (Official Video)

Yegna (Amharic: የኛ) is an Ethiopian acting and five-piece girl group, originating in Addis Ababa. The group debuted in late 2013 for their singles “Abet” and “Taitu“, which deal about supremacy of women in Ethiopia. The 5-member group was formed in April 2013 as part of the internationally funded Girl Hub scheme, which also operates in Nigeriaand Rwanda. The group…

ETHIOPIA TO ESTABLISH NEW AUTHORITY TO REGULATE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE (SEE COPY OF THE NEW PROCLAMATION)

In its 14th urgent session held today, the Council of Ministers has reviewed and passed a new proclamation establishing a federal authority to regulate telecommunication services. The proclamation has been referred to the House of People’s Representatives for approval.   The new proclamation, “Communications Service Regulation Proclamation” establishes “an independent, transparent, and accountable regulatory Authority” aimed…

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,…

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