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Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 17/2018 – The US Embassy in Addis Abeba has issued a statement saying the US “strongly disagree[s] with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression.” The statement came after the council …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, February 17/2018 – A senior government official told Addis Standard that there will be no need for a transitional government, an idea widely entertained by many to steam growing fears of rupture within the ruling EPRDF. This comes as a trail of chaotic events preceded the announcement …

  Addis Abeba, February 16/2018 – The Council of  ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months as of this morning, a source close to the government told Addis Standard. The military will be in charge via a command post, which will be “reporting to the …

  Hassen Hussein, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, February 15/2018 – After six years of power struggle within the ruling party since the death of the only leader the party had known; three years of relentless protests by the Oromo, later joined by the Amhara; and mounting turmoil in the …

    Addis Abeba, February 15/2018 – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he has submitted a letter requesting to resign from his role as Prime Minister and Chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling party EPRDF. In a televised address to the nation this afternoon, PM Hailemariam said he decided to resign …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 13/2018 – A day after the Ethiopia’s attorney general said it would discontinue terrorism and criminal charges against seven high profile opposition party leaders and members from the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and on the second day of a region wide strike called by …

  Liyat Fekade & Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 12/2018 – At least four people, including one member of the Oromia police force, were killed and eleven others were injured on Sunday February 11 after federal security forces opened fire at a camp sheltering thousands of civilians in Hamaressa, a …

Click here to download this Special Edition (11 pages) The “Special Interest” of Oromia over Addis Abeba Hollow Constitutional Promise, an empty legal rhetoric: The Draft Law on the interest that is not so special By Tsegaye R. Ararssa This week, the government is seeking to force “public consultation” over …

  Fitsumbrhan Tsegaye Beyene 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – is Dedicated to Building Resilience in Cities around the World – Addis Abeba is a Founding Member of $164M Effort Addis Abeba, February 08/2018 – Addis Abeba’s mayor Deriba Kuma has appointed Fitsumbrhan Tsegaye Beyene as …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 07/2018 – Following a statement released yesterday by the OPDO, member of  Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF,  pledging to work with opposition parties including those outside of the country, Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) has released a statement welcoming the move and expressing its own readiness …
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