U.S.-funded renovation of the Historic Sites in Lalibela completed

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 12:43:25 PM  |  Addis Standard

U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach and Yonas Desta, Director General, Director General of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) jointly inaugurated the completion o…


Opinion: ‘Did Menelik II really say he is Caucasian?’

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:41:00 AM  |  Addis Standard

A call for caution-Lest we rewrite history in the name of contextual interpretation Tsegaye R. Ararssa   There is a renewed frenzied interest among social media activists in the Ethiopian right, who…


Ethiopia Drought:The Worst is yet to come

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:25:26 AM  |  Addis Standard

Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Waldyes The Bulbula River, named after the name of the small town 193km south of Ethiopia within the Rift valley, is no more. The entire water from the river has dried…


Editorial: Ethiopia drought a national disaster; it needs to be treated as such!

Monday 6th of June 2016 09:24:05 AM  |  Addis Standard

The first signs of a looming drought in Ethiopia began surfacing as far back as early 2015, when it became clear that a significant part of the country has experienced inadequate (and erratic) pattern…


Prison police brings Bekele Gerba to court barefoot, wearing only shorts and t-shirts

Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:30:25 AM  |  Addis Standard

The police failed to bring Tesema Regasa and 15 others in the same file to the court Mahlet Fasil The Addis Abeba prison administration Qilinto prison police have this morning brought prominent oppo…


Opinion- Exam-Leaks: Disorientating and Overpowering a Leviathan

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 12:40:36 PM  |  Addis Standard

Yasin Muhe The Oromo activists achieved yet another spectacular victory by catching the Ethiopian regime off-guard and disturbing the “order” it set for the country’s youth. The leaking of the E…


Opinion- Questions on the morality and (im?)morality of leaking a national exam

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 10:18:54 AM  |  Addis Standard

Alemayehu Tesfa   First, there was the #OromoProtest. It began (for the convenience of this short reflection, which intends to ask more questions than answers) in early November 2015 in Ginchi town,…


National Higher Education Entrance Exam Cancelled Due to Leakage

Monday 30th of May 2016 03:07:56 PM  |  Addis Standard

The Higher education entrance exam scheduled to take place as of Monday 30th May, has been cancelled by the Federal Ministry of Education (MoE) after the exam papers have been leaked ahead of time. Th…



Thursday 26th of May 2016 08:36:37 AM  |  Addis Standard

By singing to you Songs of what “Is” or by telling you Stories of the “Ought” you thought I sowed seeds of Wisdom to enrich your languishing Soul– but I tricked you I sneaked a message –a Trojan Horse– that I dumped on your gate my weapon of the weak that you pulled in in the middle of the night into the fortified citadel of your mind as if this is by irony of fate– no escape, I trick you again–I’m a Poet!


From control to demagoguery

Thursday 26th of May 2016 06:33:58 AM  |  Addis Standard

Kalkidan Yibeltal In Mao’s China, children were instructed in the “Great Leader’s” teachings from a very humble age.  Not only that pictures of Mao were on the jackets of each text book, the…