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Against all sensible advice, the Federal Government of Somalia muscled in on a local election to shove aside an Islamist conservative candidate. It scored a tactical victory but created significant additional risk for the country already wracked by conflict and divided along regional and clan lines. Rashid Abdi Addis Abeba, …

  Ambachew F. Admassie, for Addis Standard Part 2 Addis Abeba, December 20/2018 – Part 1 of my rejoinder attracted some interesting reactions from readers. Some seemed apparently misled by the picture of local traffic pollution in Addis inserted by the editors, expressed they were worried the Addis’s pollution has …

Addis Abeba, December 14/2018 – The United Nations Development Program’s Administrator Achim Steiner will visit Ethiopia from 17 to 18 December, UNDP Ethiopia office said in a statement. “During his visit, Mr. Steiner will meet with senior government officials, attend the commemoration of the 60th anniversary celebration of the United …