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Please Click Here to download the pdf version of this Special Edition Zecharias Zelalem Translations and additional reporting from Bileh Jelan. Addis Abeba, July 25/2019 – “She loved life and she loved her family,” Tigist Tafesse says while fighting back tears when asked to describe her late sister Desta. “All …

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 …

Merhatsidk Mekonnen Abayneh, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 09/2019 – Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen, the recently slain President of the Amhara national Regional State, was more an intimate friend for me personally than a super political boss unreachable for his immediate subordinates. Sad to memorize, the unbelievable has happened in …