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Addis Abeba, January 21/2020 – Since mid-December 2019, over 1045 cholera cases and at least 24 related deaths have been reported in SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region), Oromia (Guji zone) and Somali (Shabelle zone) regions in Ethiopia. The most affected zones are South Omo and Gofa in SNNPR …

Addis Abeba, January 20/2020 – Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided  on 07 January 2020,  Desert Locusts  has have infested more than 2 350 km2 of land across the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Tigray, and Southern …

Author: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe (PhD) Publisher:  Hurst & Company, London, 2019 376 pages, $ USD 70, and ISBN No. 9781787382916 Reviewed by Teshome Beyene Berhe, For Addis Standard “This book deserves to be a reference book for everyone interested in the history of TPLF/EPRDF in Ethiopia … It is a …

Dejen Yemane Messele, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 14/2020 – Amidst what looks like a standoff following the 7th & last trilateral technical meeting between the water affairs ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which ended without …

The federal government claims Dembi Dollo University students hostage crisis nearly over, yet there are more questions on the kidnapping and ordeal of students than answers Mahlet Fasil & Zecharias Zelalem Addis Abeba, January 13/2019 – The news of the kidnapping of dozens of university students from Dembi Dollo University …

“Addis Standard lies, steals your money, collaborates with Egypt!”, Ambassador Shamebo Fitamo, Foreign Ministry official, said this in bizarre tirade and threatens to sue Addis Standard during an address to Ethiopians residing in Lebanon. According to an audio recording received by Addis Standard Ambassador Shamebo was discussing about a series …

The agreement, signed between Ethiopia and International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD), aims to increase access to financial services in rural areas threatened by climate change Addis Abeba, January 09/2020 –A new US$305.7 million agreement was signed between Ethiopia and IFAD which is aimed at helping more than 13 million …

Dr. Awol Kassim Allo, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 08/2020 – In April 2018, Destiny Ethiopia, a not-for-profit organization established by nine Ethiopians concerned about the future direction of their country, invited 50 prominent and highly influential individuals to build scenarios for Ethiopia’s future. Presciently responding to the challenges …

Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, January 04/2020 – Three national political parties competing in Ethiopia’s upcoming general elections in 2020 have agreed to form a regional coalition called “Coalition for Democratic Federalism.” On January 03, leaders of the three parties: Prof. Merera Gudina of Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Dawud Ibssa of …

Addis Abeba, January 02/2019 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a joint forum led by Ambassador Girma Biru, macroeconomic advisor to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was established with a specific task of tackling challenges of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ethiopia. Speaking at the opening of a panel …
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