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Obama in Africa
Zelalem Kibret, special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Jan. 20/2017 – On November 09, 2016 while the GMT + world woke up to a surprising news of victory by the most unexpected candidate in the US election, the US Embassy in Addis Abeba was hosting an election breakfast in one …

Addis Abeba Photo credit Dereje Belachew
  Tsegaye R. Ararssa  Addis Abeba, Jan. 18/2017 – When Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn indicated last week that a draft law was prepared on the “special interest” of Oromia in Finfinnee (aka Addis Abeba), discussions have resurfaced on the issue of the status of the city and its relations with …

Daresma Sori
Dear editors, First my greetings to all the people of Ethiopia, who made me who I am today so that I can serve them back in my profession as a journalist; the ones who are still suffering under this repressive regime while struggling in search of freedom and good governance. …

EFFORT
By Oman Uliah, Special to Addis Standard   Every authoritarian regime has its own symbol of economic exploitations and monopoly either in an individual face or in an organizational mask. Ethiopia, despite its success in persuading its western allies that it is combating poverty using its fast economic growth and …

Oromo Protests
Calls on the government to “Restore Rights, Address Grievances” Nairobi, January 12, 2017 – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World …

Yonatan
“If speaking for those killed on the streets constitutes a crime, I will take it as my badge of honor” Yonatan Tesfaye “If Yonatan was my student I would have, at best, given some of his writings Fs and Cs; I wouldn’t call him a terrorist”, Dr. Dagnachew Assefa   …

families-of-the-accused
Journalist Darsema Sori Banqash is sentenced to four years and five months as he is suffering from tuberculosis; four of the 20 are among the 38 inmates facing a separate charge suspected of burning Qilinto prison Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba Jan. 03/2017– The federal High Court 19th criminal bench has …

befeqadu-sketch
BefeQadu Z. Hailu for Addis Standard Wakoma Tafa was planning to get married on Sunday, Oct.10, 2016. But just three days before his wedding he was arbitrarily detained around Alem Gena, 25k west of Addis Abeba, a city within the special zone of the Oromia Regional State.  On the day …

dr-merera
Addis Abeba Dec 29/2016 – The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

yadessa-boja
Yadessa Bojia is a Seattle based Graphic Designer, Fine Arts painter and the Designer of the African Union (AU) Flag. Describing himself as a husband, parent and a brother, Yadessa uses his art as a “tool to create attentions around causes I consider worthy or lack a highlight.” Yadessa is …
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