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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 …

Editor’s Note: Please click here to download draft copy of “Prosperity Party Regulation” exclusively obtained by Addis Standard Ephream Sileshi Addis Abeba November 18/2019 – The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Executive Committee meeting has entered its third day today in what would become the last such meetings before …

Addis Abeba November 17/2019 – The 4th meeting of the water ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was concluded in Addis Abeba. The meeting held on the 15th and 16th of November is the first to be attended by representatives of the World …

Addis Abeba November 16/2019 – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that all businesses, government offices, schools and non-governmental organizations in Sidama zone including Hawassa city are to be closed on the day of the referendum to allow everyone to vote. The day of the referendum falls on …

Belachew Mekuria, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 15/2019-  EPRDF’s merger, should it pan out, will mark a significant shift in Ethiopia’s democratic experiment as it means, following the Derg’s all-Ethiopian Workers Party, the second attempt in constituting a nationally inclusive political party by the government in power. Bringing …

Addis Abeba, November 14/2019 – Another year and yet another no show from Ethiopia’s tourism marketing and promotion body at the annual World Travel Market (WTM) event in London. The annual World Travel Market introduces global travel buyers to over 5,000 of the biggest destinations and brands in the world. …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, November 13/2019 – Berhanu Tsegaye, Ethiopia’s Attorney General, said that the June 22 assassination of the senior leadership in Amhara regional state and army chief as well as a retired general’s assassination in Addis Abeba are connected and were led by Bir. Gen. Asaminew Tsige, former …

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, November 13/2019 – A third student was killed yesterday, this time in Dembi Dolo University, in Qellem Wellega zone of Oromia regional state, as tensions within several universities rose following the killing of two students in Weldiya University over the weekend. A third year student in …

Addis Abeba, November 12/2019 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has today launched its new Land Governance Activity that will strengthen policy, management, and administration to improve land tenure and rights for farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia. USAID Mission Director Sean Jones, State Minister of Urban Development …

Thirteen students suspected of involvement in the weekend’s violence are detained; religious leaders, Woldiya city community members holding discussions with students Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, November 11/2019 – Students at Woldiya University, located in north Wollo zone, Amhara regional state in Woldiya city, expressed safety concerns after a campus violence …
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