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Somaliland has to Revisit the Kinship with its Fake Sister, Ethiopia

Somalilandsun- Somaliland has been a lonely nation since she has officially disowned its ugly and ruthless brother, Somalia.  In its search for a new family member from the international community, Ethiopia waved a fake hand of sisterhood that always benefited her. For decades, Somaliland has been bleeding economically in the form of a huge trade deficit […]

Negative forces conspire to destabilize peaceful political struggle in Ethiopia

(By Malkamuu Jaatee) – Introduction Peaceful political struggle to transform governance of Ethiopia from dictatorship to democracy started 50 years ago, however democratic governance has not yet realized. The struggle can be classified into three stages of development characterized by popular revolutions erupted in 1970s, 1990s, and 2018. Organized political movement started in 1960s was […]

New Medical Center Inaugurated at Jimma University

Jimma University inaugurated state-of-the-art medical center, modern civic center, a 40,000-seat stadium, roads and other infrastructures at the University campus today December 08, 2018. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Presidents al-Bashir and Omar Guelleh visited and inaugurated at Jimma Town. The medical center which is built to serve as a research and teaching will also […]

Mekele City Host ‘Respect the Constitution’ Rally

Mekele city, the capital of Tigray Regional state hosts a massive protest rally dubbed as ‘Respect the Constitution’ Rally today December 08, 2018, the day where the constitution is marked. Thousands are gathered at Tigray Stadium,  a multi-use stadium in Mek’ele, early in the morning for a rally which is organized by the regional government. […]

Ethiopia Attorney General probes deadly conflicts, Oromia protests continue

(Africanews) – Ethiopia’s Attorney General has dispatched team on investigators to probe recent conflicts in parts of the country, the state-run FBC reported on Tuesday. A statement sent to FBC said the teams were tasked to “investigate and identify those who are accountable for the conflicts that have led to death and displacement of people and caused damages to […]

Ethiopia brims with hope, but it’s fragile

(Abdinor Dahir, TRT) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has the momentum to strengthen Ethiopia’s democratic institutions and restore trust in the system. The trick is to turn this goodwill into tangible policy change. Since the rise of Abiy Ahmed as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in last April, there have been many moments of […]

Eritrea, United States to strengthen ties, pursue peace in Horn of Africa

(Africanews) – The United States and Eritrea have reiterated their commitment to building warm bilateral relations, and pursuing issues of mutual interest in the Horn of Africa region. The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, who is on a tour of Eastern Africa, met with Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki on Tuesday. Eritrea’s […]

Ethiopia’s judicial system gets €10 m EU support

(Africanews) – The European Union, EU, has upped its support for Ethiopia in the area of justice and rule of law, announcing a support package on Thursday. The 10 million euro support was announced after a meeting between Ambassador of the EU to Ethiopia, Johan Borgstam, and Ethiopia’s Chief Justice, Meaza Ashenafi. CJ Ashenafi expressed […]

Human Rights Watch cautions Ethiopia on hate speech law

(Africanews) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has cautioned Ethiopia against plans to enact a new law to curb hate speech, following the rise in deadly ethnic tensions and clashes in the country. The Attorney General’s office last month said it was drafting a bill to curb the rising hate speech and irresponsible use of social […]

The Clamor for Own State in Ethiopia: Ill-Timed

(Zemelak Ayitenew Ayele, for Addis Standard) – Addis Abeba, December 03/2018 – Several ethnic communities (Nations and nationalities in the parlance of the FDRE Constitution) of the SNNPRS are clamoring to secede from the region and establish their own state using the clause under Article 47(2) of the FDRE Constitution. The zonal councils of Guraghe, Sidama, Kaffa, […]

Ahmed Shide met with Tibor Nagy to Discuss Economic Issues

Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, met with Tibor Nagy, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs to discuss U.S. support for Ethiopia’s long-term economic growth. Assistant Secretary Nagy expressed the United States’ commitment to partner with Ethiopia to promote a business and investment climate that encourages innovation and job creation and […]

Mekedonia Has Raised More than 74million Br from SMS Donations

The Mekedonia Humanitarian Association (MHA) has raised more than 74 million Birr donations from SMEthio Telecom was collecting the money form its users which send a text from a cell phone – literally. A service that allows users to send three birrs to Mekedonia via SMS was launched three years ago. According to the report […]

2 out of 7 employees of IL&FS held hostage in Ethiopia released

(Economic Times, MUMBAI: Two of the seven employees of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL) held hostage in Ethiopia over non-repayment of salaries to local have been released and are now in Addis Ababa. In a statement the company said that IL&FS Group has been making all round efforts, in coordination with the Ministry of External […]

Lesson to Learn from the Past to be Proactive

(By Worku Burayu (PhD) – Why it is important to learn from the past:Dear reader, our past is the best teacher we have. So many things happened in our life and we have accomplished, positive or negative things, where past experience taught us something. As political situation is moving fast in our country, there might be lessons we […]

Mr. Obang Metho’s speech to Debre Berhan University

THE WAY FORWARD: UPHOLDING TRUTH IN A POST-REPRESSIVE SOCIETY — IT IS THE FOUNDATION OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE Thank you so much Dr. Desalegn for that kind introduction. Good afternoon everyone! It is both a great pleasure and a great privilege to be here and speak to you this afternoon. First, I would like to […]

Leadership of ex-Ogaden rebels return to Ethiopia from Eritrea

(By Africanews) – Leadership of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, ONLF, a former rebel group in eastern Ethiopia returned to the country on Saturday from their base in Eritrea. Led by Admiral Mohamed Omar, the delegation arrived at the Bole International Airport where there were received by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and president of the Somali Regional […]

U.S. gangs up with Ethiopia to hunt down ex-army spy chief

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Getachew Assefa, the former Ethiopian military spy chief who went into hiding in the remote Tigray region has been declared a wanted man by the United States, sources said. Eritrea’s leading Tesfa News said Wednesday that the incumbent Ethiopian government is aided by the United States government, in pursuing Assefa for […]

My Kind of Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

(Sonia Nazareth, The National) Why Addis Ababa? Travellers frequently use Addis Ababa, the sprawling capital, as no more than a glorified pit stop from which to enter Ethiopia, before swiftly moving on to explore the treasures in the rest of the country. But spend a few days in Africa’s diplomatic centre, and you’ll discover that the city is […]

Ethiopia: Oromo parties, ODP and ODF merge ahead of 2020 vote

(Africanews) — Ethiopia’s Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), which is part of the ruling coalition has formalised its merged with the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), which recently returned from exile. Oromia state president, Lemma Megersa, who is ODP’s deputy chair signed a memorandum of understanding with ODF’s chair, Lencho Leta on Wednesday. The merger could play a significant […]

As Southern Nations break free, pressure mounts on EPRDF

(By William Davison, Kulle Kursha,  Ethiopia Insight) — For almost a quarter of a century, despite all of the Ethiopian federation’s problems, its architecture has remained intact, including the nine regional states etched into the constitution. That now looks set to change, dramatically. Following the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) State Council’s decision last month to approve a […]

Ethiopia overtakes Dubai as top feeder of air traffic to Africa

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister. Travel consultancy ForwardKeys said on Wednesday Addis Ababa airport had increased the number of international transfer passengers to sub-Saharan Africa for five years […]

የኢትዮ-ስኳር ማኑፋክቸሪንግ ኢንዱስትሪ የወንጂ ሸዋ ስኳር ፋብሪካን ሊገዛ ነው

አዳማ ህዳር 17/2011 የኢትዮ-ስኳር ማኑፋክቸሪንግ ኢንዱስትሪ አክሲዮን ማህበር የወንጂ ሸዋ ስኳር ፋብሪካን ለመግዛት የተለያዩ ተግባራትን እያከናወነ መሆኑን አስታወቀ። የማህበሩ አመራር አካላት የወንጂ ሸዋ ስኳር ፋብሪካን የግዥ ሂደት አስመልክቶ ከፋብሪካው ሠራተኞች፣ ከሸንኮራ አብቃይ አርሶ አደሮችና ከወንጂ ከተማ ነዋሪዎች ጋር ተወያይተዋል። የአክሲዮን ማህበሩ የዳይሬክቶሮች ቦርድ አባልና የኮሙዩኒኬሽንና አጋርነት ልማት አማካሪ አቶ እሸቱ ገለቱ በዚህ ወቅት እንዳሉት አክሲዮን […]

የትግራይ ክልል ሰልፍ፤ የነጻነት ወይስ የአፈና መገለጫ?

(ያሬድ ኃይለማርያም)  – ትላንት በትግራይ ክልል የተለያዩ ከተሞች የተደረገው ታላቅ ሰልፍ ባላፉት አርባ አመታት ውስጥ በደርግ እና በኢህአዴግ አዘጋጅነት ይደረጉ ከነበሩት የድጋፍ ሰልፎች በምን ይለያል? የተካሄደው ሰልፍ ሰሞኑን በተለያዩ የአገሪቱ ክፍሎች እንደሚካሄዱ ሰልፎች የነጻነት መገለጫ ወይስ ነጻ ያልወጣ ሕዝብ ጩኸት? ባለፉት አሥርት አመታት ውስጥ በቀበሌ አስተባባሪነት ይጠሩ በነበሩ የአደባባይ ሰልፎች ላይ ሴቶች ነጠላቸውን እያጣፉ እና […]

MetEC’s wasteful blunders should end Ethiopia’s fling with military business

(by Zekarias Beshah Abebe, Ethiopia Insight) The Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) is in the spotlight again with the arrest of managers for alleged corruption.More than 27 officials from MetEC face prosecution, including former Director-General, Major General Kinfe Dagnew, after an investigation of the military-linked conglomerate. But while new revelations about alleged wrongdoing of MetEC have […]

Ethiopia is set to launch its first satellite into space—with China’s help

(By Abdi Latif Dahir, QZ) With Beijing’s assistance, Ethiopia is heading to space in just under a year. The Horn of Africa nation announced it would launch its first earth observatory satellite in Sept. 2019, with China footing much of the bill. Officials from both governments’ space agencies met both in August and November (in Amharic) to advance talks on technological transfer and sign cooperative […]

Eritrea Wins African Cycling Cup 2018

Eritrean Men’s Elite and under 23 Cycling National team won the road race that was conducted today, 25 November in the streets of Asmara. In the men’s road race that covers 161 km, Sirak Tesfom, Dawit Yemane and Daniel Habtemicael, all members of the Eritrean National Team, won Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. Sirak Tesfom […]

Ogaden Liberation Front Departs to Ethiopia

In accordance with the Peace Agreement reached between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Ogaden Liberation Front on 21 October in Asmara, the ONLF departed to Ethiopia to pursue its political activities through peaceful means. The contingents were flown from Asmara to Jijiga, capital of the Somali Regional State, SRS by an […]

EPRDF and Election in Ethiopia (By Assefa A. Lemu)

(By Assefa A. Lemu) – Background: Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is a political organization established in 1989 by Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which was established in 1975 and the then Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement(EPDM), later  known as the Amhara Democratic Movements (ANDM) and now Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) which was established in 1982. Later, the […]

የጠፉት መርከቦች ቁጥር “አራት” ደረሰ! “ሜቴክ ይቅር በለኝ” ማለት አሁን ነው!

(Ethiopiathinkthank) – የኢትዮጵያ መርከቦች የሌላ ሀገር ሰንደቅ ዓላማ እያውለበለቡ በህገወጥ ንግድ የተሰማሩበት ሁኔታን ለመገንዘብ ከትላንት ማታ ጀምሮ ጥረት ሳደርግ ነበር። አሁን ላይ ነገሮች በሙሉ ግልፅ ሆነዋል። ትላንት ማታ ባወጣሁት ፅሁፍ ሜቴክ አባይ እና ህዳሴ የተባሉ ሁለት የኢትዮጵያ መርከቦችን ከባህር ትራንስፖርት እና ሎጂስቲክ አገልግሎት ኢንተርፕራይዝ በመግዛትና የኮሞሮስ ሰንደቅ ዓላማ እንዲያውለበልቡ በማድረግ በህገወጥ ንግድ ላይ ተሰማርቶ እንደነበር ለመግለፅ ሞክሬያለሁ። […]

Uganda’s digital passport set for January 2019 launch, will cost $67

(The Eastafrican) – Uganda’s digital passport, which will be launched in January 2019, will cost Ush250,000 ($67), a 67 per cent increase from the current cost of Ush150,000 ($40), making the document one of the most expensive in the region. East African Community member states are moving from machine-readable passports to digital versions in compliance […]