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The Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, was in Ethiopia last week. Addis Standard’s Nasredin Mohammed and Mahlet Fasil had the opportunity for this exclusive interview shortly before she left. Excerpts: Addis Abeba, July 19/2019 Addis Standard – Tell us about the purpose …

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, July 19/2019 – Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s regional state Police Commissioner Tewdros Weldemichael said there have been human causalities and property damages in various parts of the Sidama zone following yesterday’s clashes which first started in Hawassa and its environs. Commissioner Tewdros told state …

Addis Abeba, July 18/2019 –  In a statement released via the Facebook page of the Wolaita Zone Administration, head of the Zone, Dagato Kumbe, admitted that Wolaita zone representatives who were attending the ten days Central Committee meeting by the Southern Ethiopian Democratic Movement (SEPDM) have boycotted the meeting. Dagato’s …

Addis Abeba, July 18/2019 – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara, Eritrea, today for a tow-day working visit, Yemane G. Meskel, Eritrea’s Minister of Information tweeted. “The two sides will discuss further enhancement of the all-rounded cooperation between the two countries as well as regional and other matters of …

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, July 17/2019 – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) released a statement yesterday stating it was conducting preliminary preparations in order to hold a referendum on the statehood request by the Sidama people of southern Ethiopia within the next five months. The statement came …

Najat Hamza, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 16/2019 – Girls Education is Key to transform society in a tangible way. It is not a hidden fact that Ethiopia is the second populous county on the continent with population over 100 million (UNESCO, 2018). According to Global Partnership for Education …

Addis Abeba, July 16/2019 – 20 million children worldwide and 872,828 children in Ethiopia missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as measles, pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF. Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) …

Addis Abeba, July 15/2019 – In his July 1st 2019 parliamentary address outlining the performance of his government in the last 11 months (2011 E.C.), Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed admitted internal displacement as one of the challenges his administration has had to contend with. Indeed, Ethiopia has faced a myriad …

Addis Standard Staffs Addis Abeba, July 12/2019 – In a harsh response to the statement released by the Central Committee (CC) of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on July 10, a counter statement released late yesterday by the Executive Committee of Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) accused TPLF of “working with …

Addis Standard staffs   Addis Abeba, July 11/2019 – In a strong statement it released late yesterday the Central Committee (CC) of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), one of the four major parties that make up Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, said that it would be hard pressed to continue to …
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