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The Higher education entrance exam scheduled to take place as of Monday 30th May, has been cancelled by the Federal Ministry of Education (MoE) after the exam papers have been leaked ahead of time. The exams are taken by 12th graders in order to determine their entrance into tertiary education.

Gianni Pittella
On March 30 – April 1, a group of three EU parliamentarians from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), the second largest grouping within the European Parliament after the European People’s Party (EPP), visited Ethiopia. Led by S & D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured above), the visiting …

Haile-Mariam-Desalegn Photo WEF
By Leenco Lata Who is presently in control in Ethiopia? This is a strange question coming from a person who never minces his words when criticizing the EPRDF for installing an authoritarian order in Ethiopia, in which the top official is unquestionably in control. It is also strange to pose …

Admasu Berhanu
On February 14, 2016, devotees of Dhebuu, a very popular Television serial drama in Afaan Oromo, woke up to the tragic news of the passing of Admasu Berhanu, one of the most prominent actors that had helped make the show a gripping watch week after week. Admasu played Abbaa Latta, …

US Aid
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today nearly $128 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years.

Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Since the creation of the modern Ethiopian state a little more than a century ago, the polity has failed to achieve three objectives: peaceful political transition, democracy, and national unity.  The efforts to achieve all three have always been characterized by violence. Some Ethiopian …
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