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Ayele Gelan, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, August 09/2018 – A provocative question was posed to PM Abiy Ahmed at one of the public meetings during his recent visit to the USA. From the way PM Abiy replied, I guess the question was related to possibility of granting …

Worku Aberra (PhD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 24/2018 – In a stunning announcement, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed disclosed on June 5 that the Executive of the EPRDF has decided to privatize some of the largest state-owned enterprises (SOE) in Ethiopia. The SOEs targeted for partial privatization include the …

  Ayele Gelan, (PhD), For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 24/ 2018 – Ethiopia has been in a dire state of foreign exchange crisis for the last few years. PM Abiy has made a plea to the Ethiopian diaspora to come to the rescue of their country by sending hard …