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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 …

Gondar protest
Between July 12th and 14th more than a dozen people were killed in a protest in Gondar, northern Ethiopia, that followed a raid by heavily armed federal security forces, including the Anti-Terrorism special force, targeting members of the Wolkayit community who have been protesting against the federal government’s decision to …

External debt stocks
Economic Commentary By J. Bonsa, (PhD), special to Addis Standard The 25th episode of “Ginbot 20” was on show in Addis Abeba on May 28th. This is a melodramatic event, an anniversary of the 28th May 1991 when the EPRDF rebel forces ousted the Military regime.  Ethiopians have much to …

Trade and Investment
Gilbert Houngbo Africa’s rapidly growing workforce needs decent work. Increased trade and investment can help drive inclusive growth for sustainable development but we need more integrated policies to realize that potential.

Agriculture
Today, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources with support from the European Union and Germany launched a 3.8 million euro project to support responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia. According to a statement from the European Union office in Addis Abeba, the project will contribute to establish an accountable, …

Gondar
Ethiopia blames Eritrea for the unrest; conflicting reports on the exact number of loss of lives Unconfirmed reports claim at least eleven people, six of them police officers, have been killed in the last two days in Gondar city and its environs in Northern Ethiopia. The incident followed a confrontation …

Abraha Desta
Mahlet Fasil   Abraha Desta, executive member of the opposition Arena Tigray, who has been arrested exactly two years from today, has just been released. Abraha was arrested shortly after Ethiopian security officials took Andargachew Tsige, a British national who is now on a death row in Ethiopia and a …

residents crying as they learn their houses were being demolished
Mahlet Fasil Two police officers, one civil servant and one local resident were killed yesterday in Addis Abeba in an area known to the locals as Hanna Furi, several eyewitnesses said. Administratively designated as Nefas Silk Lafto Kifle Ketema, the area is located in western Addis Abeba.
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