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Tomas Mega                                                                                                                                                                       The last weeks of July saw Americans enduring eight days of national political conventions, ending in the selection of the candidates to run for President.  As conventions go, they were similar in the pomp that cloaks all national political conventions, but they were historic …

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Kalkidan Yibeltal &Tesfalem Waldyes Less than a year after the Oromo People’s Democratic Party (OPDO), part of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), celebrated its 25th founding anniversary the Oromo protests took the region OPDO is seemingly in charge of by a sheer storm. The protests, which broke …

South Sudan Refugees in Ethiopia
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help provide food needs of refugees sheltered in Ethiopia.  

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Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard In the last two years, the Oromia region has gone through tumultuous times. New political realities are emerging. A new generation of Oromos has arisen demanding respect for constitutionally-guaranteed, universally-accepted human rights. The awakening of a new demand-bearing generation is a new political reality …

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Addis Standard has so far received reports of the death of more than 50 Ethiopians in Oromia and Amhara regions of the country following massive anti-government protests over the weekend, during which the government entirely shut down internet connections throughout the country. According to several tips received by Addis Standard …

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Government planning a meeting with opposition representatives by end of this month, Addis Standard learned Online activists of the #OromoProtest, a persistent anti-government protest by Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have called for massive protest rallies throughout the Oromia regional state, the largest among the nine regional states in …

South-Sudan
Mehari Taddele Maru, For Addis Standard Recent Clashes and Measures threaten Peace Agreement The recent clashes in and around Juba, Raja, Wau and other places have come as a serious threat to the establishment of the hard-won peace agreement for South Sudan. To be clear, the Transitional Government of National …

Imperial Exile
Last month, book shelves around the world added to their collection “Imperial Exile”, a book about Ethiopia’s last Emperor Hailesselssie I. Written by Keith Bowers, the book, unlike many other books about the late Emperor, reveals details of the “five missing years” of the Emperor during his exile in the …

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Commentary Etana Habte, Special to Addis Standard In the first part of this series, I explored in historic perspectives (particularly with developments in Oromia regional state) the Ethiopian government’s road to becoming a counter-protest state, and proceeded to discuss the systematic ways in which the regime further bolstered its role as …

Bill Gates
In a roundtable with local and international members of the press, US high tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said that there is still a lot to be done in Ethiopia in health and agricultural sectors. The roundtable was held yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel here in Addis Abeba after …
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