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Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Waldyes The Bulbula River, named after the name of the small town 193km south of Ethiopia within the Rift valley, is no more. The entire water from the river has dried out in the last two months and it now looks a bare river bank. What’s …

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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Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Waldyes   The current government in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), often claims the multi-national constitutional federalism that it introduced a quarter century ago answered the country’s age-old question – famously known as the ‘national question’ – once and for all.