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,…

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…

የት ነበርን? ወዴትስ እየሄድን ነው?

መንግሥት የጀመረው የለውጥ ሂደት ፈለጉን አይለቅም!! አገራችን ኢትዮጵያ በለውጥ ሂደት ላይ እንደምትገኝ ብዙ የተባለለት ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ ለውጡ በተለይ በሚሊዮኖች በሚቆጠሩ ዜጎቻችንና ሕዝቦቻችን ሁለንተናዊ ሕይወት ውስጥ እስካሁን ያመጣው መሻሻል ከማንም የተሰወረ አይደለም፡፡ ይሁንና ለውጡ በአንድ ጀንበር ክስተት የሚፈጸም ባለመሆኑ አሁንም በሂደት ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ ቀደም ሲል ብዙ ያልተጠበቁና ያልታሰቡ የሚመስሉ ነገሮች በመከሰታቸው፤ አሁንም በመከሰት ላይ በመሆናቸው “የት…

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…

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