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Ethiopia in transition

Getachew T. Alemu, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, February 01/2019 – It is really an interesting time to live in Ethiopia. A country that used to once be defined by a suffocating political space is now witnessing relaxation. As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told members of the national parliament this …

Addis Abeba, January 31/2019 – Authorities have imposed a curfew of 10:00 PM local time and a ban on public gathering in the Somali regional state in eastern Ethiopia as of yesterday. The measures, which Abdullahi Mahamed Abdi, Somali region deputy security chief, said would last for three days, followed …

Addis Abeba, January 25/2019 – What started as a protest against a group of people who were said to have thrown stones at a religious congregation during Timket celebrations in Dire Dawa city, a chartered city in eastern Ethiopia, have morphed into protests covering various parts of the city, leaving …