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Daniel Kassahun, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 30/2019 – On December 20, 2019, an Ethiopian microsatellite was launched into space by the Long March 4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China’s Shanxi province. About 7,900 km away from this space station, the historic …

Ezekiel Gebissa, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 05/2019 – In his Selections from Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci famously wrote in 1930: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”1 He …

Belachew Mekuria, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 27/2029 – The domestic trial processes Ethiopia had conducted following the downfall of the Derg regime had failed to have the effect of creating lasting peace and restoring victims’ losses, instead were regarded mere expressions of victors’ justice. The post-Cold War …