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

Friday 16th of September 2016 09:13:20 AM  |  Addis Standard

Part III (final)     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 Et…


Opinion: The Qilinto Massacre: the truth shall be revealed

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 03:12:00 PM  |  Addis Standard

By Zecharias Zelalem, special to Addis Standard On Saturday, September 3rd 2016, something sinister, ghastly, premeditated and honestly speaking somewhat poorly calculated, transpired in the Ethiopian…


Opinion: Human rights, development and American credibility in Ethiopia

Friday 9th of September 2016 10:19:27 AM  |  Addis Standard

  By David Thompson Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa took complete control of the conversation surrounding his outstanding performance in Rio. Typically, conversations after an Olympic event cir…


Editorial – Justice should prevail for wrongly jailed innocent Ethiopians!

Friday 9th of September 2016 09:09:06 AM  |  Addis Standard

News of Ethiopians wrongly locked up behind the country’s notorious jails has long become a routine feed for the nation. And the impact of this repeated, gross miscarriage of justice carried out by…


Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program: Chasing two rabbits, catching neither

Thursday 8th of September 2016 10:11:49 AM  |  Addis Standard

Economic Commentary By J. Bonsa, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Prolonged humanitarian assistance and recurrent emergency relief have created a dependency syndrome in Ethiopia. For over four decad…


Analysis: Perpetual poverty in the shadow of Ethiopia’s ‘Safety Net’

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 09:55:36 AM  |  Addis Standard

Tesfalem Waldyes & Kalkidan Yibeltal…


Qilinto fire: Eyewitness – “They were indiscriminately shooting at prisoners”

Monday 5th of September 2016 10:19:30 AM  |  Addis Standard

Mahlet Fasil In a disturbing e-mail message received by Addis Standard, an eyewitness who said he was on guard the morning of Saturday Sep 3, says that armed prison guards were indiscriminately shooti…


Death toll, tension rise following PM Hailemariam’s orders for military to take measures in Amhara Region

Thursday 1st of September 2016 09:10:26 AM  |  Addis Standard

Several people are reported to have been killed in various parts of the Amhara regional state in Northern Ethiopia, where an ongoing protest by the people is intensifying. The VOA Amharic service quot…


Dire Dawa: From El Niño to La Niña

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:16:16 AM  |  Addis Standard

Tesfalem Waldyes Dire Dawa – For residents of Dire Dawa, a city 515 km East of Addis Abeba, mid-day on May 12, 2016 was not the usual break time. Residents who were on their way home for lunch were…


#USElection2016 – The un-Republican

Thursday 18th of August 2016 08:14:27 AM  |  Addis Standard

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