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Zecharias Zelalem Addis Abeba November 18/2019 – Hundreds standing outside near an Addis Abeba Bole International Airport terminal anxiously awaited the news of the safe landing of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that took off from Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport. Elsewhere, such news might have been greeted with cheers and …

Rashid Abdi, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 10/2019 – Two mass protest movements have, in quick succession, forced regime changes in Sudan and Ethiopia, two of the Horn of Africa’s quintessential “hard” states. A deep-seated disillusion with the security and developmental states drives the new “revolutionary” mood. What is …

Yohannes Kinfu (PHD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 05/2019 – The coming Sunday, the 7th of April 2019, was meant to be the census date for Ethiopia’s 4th population and housing census (henceforth the census), but the federal government has postponed it indefinitely three weeks ago, on March 18, …