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By Bileh Jelan @Bilejelan Addis Abeba, October 19/2020 – “It is the same old police, nothing has changed. Trigger happy police continue to terrorize the population in the region.” said Ahmed, a resident of Qabridahare city, in Korahe Zone of the Somali Region in eastern Ethiopia. Ahmed, who only wants …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne Addis Abeba, October 19/2020 – In Ethiopia, the situation of unemployed physicians has become a major topic of public conversation lately. Physicians have been expressing their frustration and the hardship they are experiencing trying to find a job. The unemployment of freshly graduated physicians was unheard …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne Addis Abeba, October 19/2020 – The June 29 assassination of popular Oromo artist and activist Haacaaluu Hundessaa marked the return of headlines that made Ethiopia a notoriously recognizable country before two years ago: mass imprisonment and trial of prominent opposition figures, journalists, academicians, activists and ordinary …

Addis Abeba, October 16/2020 – Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor …

By Etenesh Abera @EteneshAb Addis Abeba, October 16/2020 – The coming March, 2021 will mark the fifth year since the one and only landfill dump site in Addis Abeba Reppi (locally named Qoshe) collapsed and killed more than 115 individuals and displaced the remaining without any assets. A three-day nationwide …

By Etenesh Abera @EteneshAb Addis Abeba, October 16/2020  – It is almost 70 years since Addis Ababa University commenced working as the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. The higher learning institution gradually increased to fewer numbers in the next 65 years, but quite significantly …

Addis Abeba, October 15/2020 – The United States, through the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has committed $1.55 million in technical development for the Tulu Moye Geothermal Power Plant Project in Ethiopia. This new grant will enable project development and accelerate the schedule to design the 50-megawatt geothermal power …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne Addis Abeba, October 14/2020 – After expressing disdain at the killings in Metekel Zone, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen stated that civilians must be enabled to “defend themselves” against the continued attacks. He said that “there is no other option” for the locals other than “organizing …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne Addis Abeba, October 12/2020 – Twelve civilians were killed in Mandura Wereda of Metekel Zone, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, yesterday, October 11, 2pm in the evening. According to the region’s Peace Building and Security Bureau Head, Gashu Duggaz, civilians were caught in a crossfire that erupted …

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, October 12/2020 – “We just buried him, this is a sad day for us. A promising youth’s life cut short, too soon. May Allah have mercy on him and grant his family patience.” said Hussien (name changed upon request) who spoke to Addis Standard after …
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