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Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, May 25/2018 – Since five days, chaos and anger have been boiling in and around Tewekel mall in the heart of Merkato, known as the largest open market in Africa, here in the capital Addis Abeba. According to several traders who spoke to Addis Standard on …

Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission Addis Abeba, May 25/2018 – The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released updated immediate humanitarian funding priorities, highlighting the most critical gaps in the Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP). The priorities have been established through a …

   Abebe Aemro Selassie Addis Abeba, May 23/2018 – Sub-Saharan Africa is confronting a pronounced rise in public debt. At the end of 2017, average public debt in the region was 57% of its GDP, an increase of 20 percentage points in just five years. While this is well below …

Ed’s Note: the following information has been added to the news below based on official information provided by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Accordingly, Amb. Amin Abdulkadir, Ethiopia’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and was based in Riyadh, has been reassigned as Ethiopia’s envoy to Algeria, while the information on Wubshet …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, May 18/2018 – After the tragic killing of three staffs of the Dangote Cement Ethiopia office, the government moves to reassure investors both in the country and those eying the country as their next business destination to “provide the level of support and protection required by …

Addis Abeba May 16/2018 – Sources with the knowledge told Addis Standard that Deep Kamara, the country manager of Dangote Cement Ethiopia, and two more Ethiopians, Beakal Alelign, a secretary, and Tsegaye Gidey, a driver, were shot dead by unidentified men today. Beakal Alelign was a mother of three, the …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, May 16/2018 – Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign Affairs said despite media reports, its delegates did not participate in the opening celebrations of the US embassy in Jerusalem. In a statement given to state media this morning, Meles Alem, MoFA spokesperson, clarified that media reports indicating Ethiopia …

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, May 15/2015 – In a meeting with senior government officials including members of his cabinet, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the government was investigating foreign bank accounts held by senior government officials, a source who attended the meeting told Addis Standard. During the meeting …

Displaced members of ethnic Amharas currently sheltered in Bahir Dar city Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, May 15/2018 – Addisu G. Egziabher (PhD), Head of the Ethiopia Human Rights Commission, a government led rights commission, told state affliated media that the commission has dispatched a team to “investigate” the displacement of …

Addis Abeba, May 15 /2018: Experts have called for combined forces to stem the illicit movement of money and capital from one country to another amid revelations that illicit financial flows from Africa were stifling the continent’s development progress. Speaking at a high-level discussion during the UN Economic Commission for …
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