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Nairobi /Brussels, 4 July 2019 What’s new? Officials representing the Sidama, southern Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, are threatening to unilaterally declare the formation of a new regional state within Ethiopia’s federation on 18 July, unless the government meets a constitutionally mandated deadline to organise a referendum on the issue before that …

Please Click here to download the PDF version of this special edition A brief political history of Sidama Nation for self-rule Shiferaw Muleta (PhD), For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 29/2030 – The quest of Sidama statehood has become a point of discussion in the political arena of Ethiopia. Notwithstanding …

From Hige Mengist to Hige Hager. ከህገ መንሥት ወደ ህገ ሀገር/ስርኣት Leenco Lata, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 17/2019 – My primary objective in writing this very brief essay is to contend that “Hige Mengist” is a mistranslation of the English term “Constitution” despite the decades-old practice of treating …