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Belachew Mekuria, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 15/2019-  EPRDF’s merger, should it pan out, will mark a significant shift in Ethiopia’s democratic experiment as it means, following the Derg’s all-Ethiopian Workers Party, the second attempt in constituting a nationally inclusive political party by the government in power. Bringing …

Asress Adimi Gikay (PhD), For Addis Standard  The Poor and Mark Zuckerberg Addis Abeba, November 07/2019 – Libra, which is Mark Zuckerberg’s foray into the burgeoning cryptocurrency market, seeks to empower the so-called ‘unbanked’, identifying over a billion of them around the world (14 Million only in the US). Libra …

Belachew Mekuria, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 21/2019 – Ethiopia has come a long way in experimenting on multi-national federalism as an organizing principle that was adopted not as a consocietional compromise to its enduring ailments, but as a result of elite bargaining. After almost three decades of …