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The official narrative and the federalism to come Tsegaye R Ararssa, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, September 20/2017 – In this series of reflections, I touched upon the major stages in the evolution of the Ethiopian experiment with federalism. I highlighted the range of stories that one could tell …

Irreecha
  “International Inquiry Needed into Deaths at 2016 Event” HRW Nairobi, September 19/2017 – Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video …

At a crossroads
  Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, September 15/2007 – In his book, Moral Man and Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr, the influential American theologian and ethicist, discusses the difficulty of achieving social justice through moral and rational means.  Following Thomas Hobbes, Niebuhr argues that individual humans, suffering from …

Spinach farm
Compiled by Samuel Bogale Addis Abeba, September 15/2017 –  On September 14, at around 11:00 am local time, one person was killed buried under a pile of garbage that a collapsed on him.   According to the weekly Addis Fortune, the victim was “Kassahun Fekade, married and a father of six …

Oromo-Somali
Thousands of Oromo are displaced from their homes in eastern Ethiopia Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, September 13/2017 – Increasing numbers of civilian casualties due to military actions in parts of east, south and south east Ethiopia over the last weeks has now led to fresh protests, more deaths and displacements …

Lemma and Abadula
Both Lemma Megerssa, left, and Aba Dula, have taken to the practice of speaking bold to their constituency. Will they deliver? Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, September12/2017 – The Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) is the most enigmatic actor among Oromo political parties. Unlike Oromo parties who emerged out …

Moyale
  Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, September 08/2017 – Residents of Ethiopia’s Moyale town, 795 km south of Addis Abeba, in Guji zone, Borena, say both local and regional government officials have “failed us repeatedly” in the face of renewed border incursions followed by attacks by what they described were …

Construction site
Families of the deceased were offered just 15,000 Birr (about US$640) as compensation while the injured have received medical treatments only      Samuel Bogale  Addis Abeba, September 5/2017 – A fire that engulfed workers’ dormitory at the construction site of Adey Abeba Stadium, the biggest stadium Ethiopia is constructing, …

drought
Addis Ababa, 5 September 2017 – Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate …

AA Slum
Slums may remain permanent fixture of Addis Abeba Samuel Bogale Addis Abeba, September 04/2017 – On left side in the middle of the long stretch from Arat Kilo Square (otherwise known as ‘Victory Square’) down to Mesqel Square, lays the age-old Menilik II Palace (The residence of the prime minister) …
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