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24 is the number of countries scheduled to conduct national elections in the year 2012. Plenty of reasons to shed tears; tears of euphoria and of sadness alike. Selahadin Eshetu Getahun We live in a complicated global system that gives us plenty of reasons to shed tears. I know I …

Dear Editor, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education has sponsored a large number of graduate (Masters and PhD) students from the universities all over the country. Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the host for the majority of the studies, and the number of graduate students at the university now is ten times …

The re-election of a dangerous president in modern American history   In this section Addis Standard’s correspondent Tomas Mega from Las Vegas, Nevada, will be following the 2012 Presidential election in the United States of America.   The battle for the Republican nomination for President is entering its final phase …