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Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, February 15/2019 – Judges at the federal High Court 4th Criminal Bench here in the capital have, today, accepted federal prosecutors’ request to withhold list of witnesses from the defense team in high profile criminal case involving former Somali regional state president Abdi Muhamud Omer a.k.a …

Stephanie Jay, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, February 15/2019 – Prime Minister Abiy’s recent speech at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos was not without irony. In his speech, Abiy full-heartedly embraced the neoliberal doctrine of the free market – improving the ‘ease of doing business’, the power of the private sector, …

Addis Abeba, February 14, 2019 – Today the United States launched a new, five-year USD $40 million Health Financing Improvement Program to invest in expanding Ethiopia’s capacity to provide quality affordable healthcare to citizens across the country. Under the new program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will work …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, February 13/2019 – Despite a month-long court authorized bail ordering the release of Esayas Dagnew, former Chief Operation Officer of Ethio Telecom, the police have today presented new corruption allegations at the federal high court and continued holding him in detention. On January 14, judges at …

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, February 13/2019 – Thousands of civilians who were left internally displaced following a spate of fresh violence in central and western Gonder zone of Amhara Regional State say they are in need of urgent help, according to report by Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA). Around 45, …

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, February 12/2019 – Sheik Mohammed Amin, President of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, said the Council “strongly condemns” the torching three Mosques in two separate Woredas in South Gonder Zone of the Amhara regional state. The Shiek Mohammed’s statement came after a third Mosque was …

Addis Abeba, February 11/2019 – Filsan Abdi, 27, is a UK based Speech and Language Therapy consultant and the founder of the ‘Nabad Project” – ‘Nabad’ in Somali means ‘Peace’. It is a recently established campaign for peace and reconciliation between various ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Born in the city …

Addis Abeba, February 09/2019 – An Ethiopian military helicopter registration Number UNO 379P with 23 passengers on board has crashed today at around 1310H inside the compound of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) killing three of its crew members. The MI-8 helicopter was on routine operation …

Addis Abeba, February 07/2019 – Asemahegn Asres, Amhara regional state communication bureau head, said lives were lost and properties were damaged in clashes that erupted in localities in central Gonder Zone of the regional state, Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA), quoted Asemahegn as saying. According to him the clashes, in …

Addis Abeba, February 07/2019 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Abeba launched Ethiopia Debates!, “a nationwide program that creates an interactive platform for university students to engage in a series of debate competitions, during which they learn public speaking skills, and constructive dialogue and debate techniques on a variety of …
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