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From Hige Mengist to Hige Hager. ከህገ መንሥት ወደ ህገ ሀገር/ስርኣት Leenco Lata, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 17/2019 – My primary objective in writing this very brief essay is to contend that “Hige Mengist” is a mistranslation of the English term “Constitution” despite the decades-old practice of treating …

Addis Abeba, May 17, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform organized in by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In …

Born in 1973 in Degehabur zone of Somali regional state, Mustefa Muhumed Omer became the deputy president of the Somali region in the midst of a crisis following the ousting of his predecessor Abdi Muhamud Omer, a.k.a, Abdi Iley in August 2018. A well-known critic of Abdi Illey’s ten year …

Rashid Abdi, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 10/2019 – Two mass protest movements have, in quick succession, forced regime changes in Sudan and Ethiopia, two of the Horn of Africa’s quintessential “hard” states. A deep-seated disillusion with the security and developmental states drives the new “revolutionary” mood. What is …

Addis Abeba, May 09, 2019 – The Ministry of Finance (MoF) approved the imports of agricultural mechanization, irrigation and animal feed technologies, and equipment to be tax-free. The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) initiated the tax reform policy by conducting a …

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, May 07, 2019 – Revenue collection in Ethiopia has increased significantly after the government implemented tax reforms to boost resources. These findings were revealed at a workshop hosted by the African Development Bank and a high-level delegation from the Ethiopian government. According to a statement from African …

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, May 04/2019 – In an extraordinary meeting it held on May 03 in Jigjiga city, the cabinet of Somali Regional State unilaterally withdrew from a 2014 agreement transfering three twons to Afar regional state and nullified the agreement. It also said it was bolstering “the security …

David Desta, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 03/2019 – Earlier this month, several local media organizations reported that tourists traveling to Ethiopia spent, on average, nearly $5,000 during their visit. As great as this sounds, these figures are very misleading. Proper data collection is essential to develop effective tourism …

Addis Abeba, May 03/2019 – At least eleven civilians, many of whom pastoralists, were killed by members of the Afar regional state special forces, Mustefa Omer, president of Somali regional state confirmed to Addis Standard. Earlier reports came out from several individuals with family ties in the area indicating that …

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, May 03/2019 –In what is described as “retaliation” for the killing of at least 18 people in various localities of Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz (BG)regional state, “several dozens” were killed in the last two days in Jawi Wereda, part of bordering BG regional state in …
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