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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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#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…

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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…













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