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  Tsion B.,  for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 12/ 2018 – Six weeks after the resignation Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the ruling party, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF), Council has elected its chairperson in what was is seen as a competitive and contentious election in the history of …

  From the Editorial Addis Abeba, March 29/2018 – Following the fall of the Soviet Union and the totalitarian political systems it spawned, a new brand of authoritarian governments emerged around the globe. In their edited volume, Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, Tom Ginsburg and Alberto Simpser point out that the …

Photo: Oromo festival goers chant protest slogans during the deadly Irreecha festival in Oct. 2016.   Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, March 23/2018 – In his widely acclaimed book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, James C. Scott examines …