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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 …

Pictures of some of the 38 inmates as compiled by social media activists and www.ethiotrialtracker.org Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, April 24/2018 – Judges at the federal high court 19th criminal bench have this morning adjourned a key verdict involving 38 prisoner defendants charged with terrorism offenses in the absences of …

The sideline meeting was part of UN’s human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein ongoing visit to Ethiopia Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, April 23/2018 – A sideline meeting that was taking place between Georgette Gagnon, international human rights lawyer and advocate, and two prominent lawyers defending political prisoners charged with …

  Addis Abeba, April 23/2018 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein began his second official visit to Ethiopia as of Sunday April 22, “at the invitation of the Government”, his office said in a statement. “During his visit, he will also take part in a …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, April 19/2018 – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has today formed his new cabinet members. The Prime minister presented sixteen names, of which ten are new names for ministerial positions, while the six were recycled from one ministry to another. However, all members of Parliament who …

Moyale town communication and Oromia regional state administrative and security bureaus blamed “Liyu Police” and “armed forces from Ethio-Somali regional state” respectively for the explosion Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, April 17/2018 –  A grenade explosion at the bus station in Ethiopia’s Moyale town, 790 km south of Addis Abeba, on the …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, April 17/2018 – All flights departing from Addis Abeba Bole International Airport have resumed after being grounded this morning. The incident happened due to strike by air traffic controllers, according to state TV. Here’s something you don’t hear often… #Ethiopia air traffic controllers are on …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, April 16/2018 –  Among the flurry of public tours and speeches Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, made last week, his remarks about Welqait made in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray regional state, during a town hall meeting on Friday April 13 drew criticism from …

  Tsion B.,  for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 12/ 2018 – Six weeks after the resignation Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the ruling party, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF), Council has elected its chairperson in what was is seen as a competitive and contentious election in the history of …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, April 12/2018 – For Demekech Biratu, a mother, and  Tufa Tefera, a brother – both families of victims of state crackdown against civilians in Ambo city – things have changed for good since January 2016. Demekech Biratu, a street vendor and a resident of Ambo, was …
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