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“Egypt’s intransigence in maintaining its demands has blocked progress in this meeting.” Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, December 04/2019 – Egypt has once again stalled the ongoing talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a source close to the matter told Addis Standard. The …

Girmachew Alemu, For Addis Standard Between revolution and continuity Addis Abeba, December 03/2019 – Ethiopia is going through a political transition to democracy that began under the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnic-based political groups that ruled the country since 1991.  Despite its authoritarian …

Born in 1952 in Abuna village, Horro Guduru District in the then Wollega province, present day western Oromia, Dawud Ibsa Ayana’s actual name was Firew Ibsa Ayana. Dawud started his political journey when he took part in the Ethiopian Student Movement in the early years of 1970s when he was …