Enforced morality and the banning of Non-Ethiopian school celebrations

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:18:57 PM  |  Addis Standard

Kalkidan Yibeltal It is easy to detect a certain underlying absurdity, and perhaps futility, in Addis Abeba City Administration’s attempt to ban non-Ethiopian celebrations in schools. But the admini…


OPDO: Lost, confused and at a crossroads

Monday 15th of August 2016 01:45:47 PM  |  Addis Standard

Kalkidan Yibeltal &Tesfalem Waldyes Less than a year after the Oromo People’s Democratic Party (OPDO), part of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), celebrated…


Germany gives more support for refugee food assistance in Ethiopia

Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:36:01 PM  |  Addis Standard

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help provide food needs…


Guest Editorial: The OPDO Challenge: Defining the problem

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:42:41 PM  |  Addis Standard

Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard In the last two years, the Oromia region has gone through tumultuous times. New political realities are emerging. A new generation of Oromos has arisen deman…


News: Carnage as Ethiopia forces conduct massive crackdown against anti-government protesters in multiple places

Monday 8th of August 2016 10:26:58 AM  |  Addis Standard

Addis Standard has so far received reports of the death of more than 50 Ethiopians in Oromia and Amhara regions of the country following massive anti-government protests over the weekend, during which…


Ethiopia braces for massive protest rally called by online Oromo protest activists

Friday 5th of August 2016 02:10:45 PM  |  Addis Standard

Government planning a meeting with opposition representatives by end of this month, Addis Standard learned Online activists of the #OromoProtest, a persistent anti-government protest by Ethiopia’s…


The fate of the transitional process in South Sudan

Friday 5th of August 2016 09:28:11 AM  |  Addis Standard

Mehari Taddele Maru, For Addis Standard Recent Clashes and Measures threaten Peace Agreement The recent clashes in and around Juba, Raja, Wau and other places have come as a serious threat to the es…


Finding the “five missing years” of Emperor Haileselassie

Monday 25th of July 2016 06:13:03 AM  |  Addis Standard

Last month, book shelves around the world added to their collection “Imperial Exile”, a book about Ethiopia’s last Emperor Hailesselssie I. Written by Keith Bowers, the book, unlike many other b…


#OromoProtests: The “Oromo street” and Africa’s counter-protest state – Part II

Monday 25th of July 2016 05:53:01 AM  |  Addis Standard

Commentary Etana Habte, Special to Addis Standard In the first part of this series, I explored in historic perspectives (particularly with developments in Oromia regional state) the Ethiopian govern…


Despite progress in Ethiopia, there is still a lot to be done: Bill Gates

Friday 22nd of July 2016 08:56:22 AM  |  Addis Standard

In a roundtable with local and international members of the press, US high tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said that there is still a lot to be done in Ethiopia in health and agricultur…