News: US, Ethiopia team up to end TB

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:48:20 AM  |  Addis Standard

The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Managemen…


Editorial: A new Ethiopia must have no business keeping old, repressive institutions!

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:10:55 PM  |  Addis Standard

As you walk by the area, nothing looks out of ordinary. It is a bustling part of Piassa overcrowded with – as many parts of Piassa are – bars, shops, hotels and restaurants. Pedestrians go back an…


Tales from “Chambers of torture”: Remembering the past

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 08:36:59 AM  |  Addis Standard

Abera Tolla It was January 1978, the height of Derg’s Red Terror campaign. At 21, I was a last year student at the business department of the Addis Abeba University (AAU). Derg’s campaign of terr…


Analysis: Ma’ekelawi! Why is Ethiopia still running a ‘Torture Chamber’ from the past?

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 08:27:19 AM  |  Addis Standard

Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Waldyes In Piassa, an area many consider to be the heart of Addis Abeba, rests the Ethiopian Federal Police Force Central Bureau of Criminal Investigation, otherwise k…


News: Ethiopia Federal Court adjourned Bekele Gerba for verdict

Monday 27th of June 2016 08:49:15 AM  |  Addis Standard

Mahlet Fasil  Judges at the Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench here in the capital have today adjourned the hearing until August 01, 20016 to give verdict involving the case for high level oppos…


An Oromo dilemma: The national question and democratic transition

Thursday 16th of June 2016 04:13:43 PM  |  Addis Standard

Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard In his ground breaking study, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, the Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal described Am…


News: Rights group say more than 400 killed in Ethiopia’s #OromoProtests

Thursday 16th of June 2016 11:50:26 AM  |  Addis Standard

Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015, Human Rights Watch s…


Opinion: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 05:44:11 AM  |  Addis Standard

Tess Conner Last week, the government in Ethiopia approved, much to the outcry of the rights activists, a new Computer Crime Proclamation, which, according to the government, is designed to protect t…


News: Rights Commission declares measures against protesters in Oromia “proportional”, admits excessive force used Qimant people

Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:01:00 PM  |  Addis Standard

Kalkidan Yibeltal The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, (EHRC), a government body which was investigating killings, maiming, arrests and forced disappearances of protesters in Oromia regional state f…


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

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:45:33 AM  |  Addis Standard

Etana Habte, Special to Addis Standard Part I Throughout Africa, increasing numbers of people are fundamentally altering the power structure of urban centers, transforming the very nexus of these ce…