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Abdi Iley in one of his court appearances in the capital Addis Abeba (Pic Social media archive) Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, Oct. 19/2018 – The federal police investigating ex Somali region president Abdi Mohamed Omar told the federal high court today that the deposed president had “attempted to escape prison …

 Ezekiel Gebissa, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 17/2018 – Ethiopia is in the midst of a political transition. There is genuine elation that the rule of violence has ended and a democratically elected government is in the offing. Yet, there is collective anxiety that this transition could become another …

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, Oct. 16/2018 – For the second time since becoming Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed formed a new cabinet today. But unlike the first one, PM Abiy has downsized the number of ministers from 28 to 20 and equalized the gender composition to 50% women and …

Ethiopia’s wheat production has consistently lagged other African nations. The Wheat Initiative raises hopes, but what happens when results don’t meet expectations? Gashaw Tadesse Abate, Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Brauw and Nicholas Minot Addis Abeba, Oct. 15/2018 – Small-holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa often experience lower yields, and efforts to …

Close to one million civilians were displaced due to the recent violence in West Guji and Gedeo zones of the Oromia and southern regional states respectively Messay Kebede, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 11/2018 – Ethnic tensions and violent clashes and subsequent displacements of people in some regions of …

FM Workneh Gebeyehu, Dawud Ibssa of OLF and Lemma Megerssa during talks in Asmara   Jawar Mohammed, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 08/2018 – Rebel groups such as the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7), and Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM), …

Addis Abeba, October 03/2018 – More than 1000 members of the ruling EPRDF’s movers and shakers are gathered in the lake city of Hawassa, the capital of the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Regional state, (SNNPR), in what is largely seen as the most decisive congress of the collation ever …

Addis Abeba, Sep. 256/2018 – The U.S. Government has provided new school materials for 147,000 displaced children in Oromia, Somali, and SNNPR regional states. Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this effort is aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s rights to education following internal conflicts that have displaced …

PM Abiy Ahmed sitting relaxed at the ODP conference in Jimma G. Teressa, For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, September 25/2018 – The power relationship within the four-member ruling coalition party—the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-which has ruled Ethiopia autocratically for 27 years, has been irreversibly changed. The Tigrayan People’s …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, September 24/2018 – Addis Abeba residents are expressing their shocks  and frustrations on what they said was a “mass arrest” of the city’s youth by the police without due court proceeds over the last few days. The Addis Abeba city police on its part said it …
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