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 Please see details on each of the above indicators throughout the story   Ayele Gelan, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 25/2018 – The EPRDF government has succeeded in attracting a good number of foreign firms by advertising Ethiopia as a low wage country. Ethiopia’s investment authority publicity …

Photo: Oromo festival goers chant protest slogans during the deadly Irreecha festival in Oct. 2016.   Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, March 23/2018 – In his widely acclaimed book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, James C. Scott examines …

  Alem Mamo, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 27/2017 – Conceivably, if there is a single most important question that requires in depth interrogation in the present political atmosphere of Ethiopia it is this one: was/is there ethnic conflict in Ethiopia? Though it seems straightforward enough, it is an …