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News: State of emergency command post says it no longer tolerates “anti-peace elements”; instructs security forces to take all necessary measures

Nekemt February 26/2018 Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 27/2018 – Amidst continued anti-governments protests and reports of causalities, including death, in parts of the Oromia regional state, particularly in Dembi Dolo and Nekemt, in western Ethiopia, the Command post established to oversee the reinstated state of emergency said its patience against what it called ant-peace […]

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News: The US “stands by” by its statement condemning Ethiopia’s state of emergency

  Addis Abeba, February 25/2018 – The US embassy in Addis Abeba said the US “stands by its statement” strongly disagreeing with Ethiopia’s re-reinstatement of a six month state of emergency. A local newspaper, the Amharic biweekly Reporter and its English weekly version reported that a meeting between Michael Raynor, US’s ambassador to Ethiopia, and […]

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News: Standoff as security forces detain recently released opposition politicians, including Dr. Merera Gudina and Bekele Gerba, near Nekemt in western Ethiopia

  Addis Abeba, February 24/2018 –  No one could “intervene to break a standoff” as a group of recently released prominent opposition party members, including Dr. Merera Gudina and Bekele Gerba, chairman and first secretary respectively of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), have been held by federal security forces in Gute town, near Nekemt, according […]

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Breaking news: Preceded by its executive, EPRDF Council to begin eagerly awaited meeting on March 01

  No change of top leadership within ANDM as Demeke Mekonnen and Gedu Andargachew remain as chairman and deputy of the party; Getachew Ambaye, minister of Justice, replaced Ambassador Kassa Teklebirhan and joined ANDM’s executive committee  Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, February 23/2018 – The much anticipated meeting of the Council of Ethiopia’s ruling party, […]

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Opinion: Can Ethiopia overcome its crisis and be a normal country?

  Nahome Freda, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, February 22/2018 – A week has gone by since Prime Minister Hailemriam Desalegn unexpectedly resigned from his postion as party chairman and prime minister of the country. No question that the Prime Minister’s resignation was a cumulative result of persistent ant-government protests by Ethiopians over the last […]

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Opinion: Africa’s Fallen Liberators

Biniam Bedasso (@bebedasso) Oxford, February 20/2018 – The leaders of two key African countries resigned their posts within 24 hours of each other last week. South Africa’s Jacob Zuma finally buckled under pressure from his own party to resign the presidency. The following day, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his decision to step down […]

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News: PM Haimeariam’s resignation opens period of uncertainty, State of Emergency undermines smooth transition : EU

  Addis Abeba, February 19/2018 –  The office of Federica Mogherini, head of the European Union external action service, released a statement expressing the block’s concern that “the resignation by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn opens a period of uncertainty in Ethiopia.” On Thursday February 15, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he was resigning from […]

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News: The US says it strongly disagrees with Ethiopia’s state of emergency declaration

Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 17/2018 – The US Embassy in Addis Abeba has issued a statement saying the US “strongly disagree[s] with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression.” The statement came after the council of ministers imposed yet another […]

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Breaking: Ethiopia rules out transitional government as trail of chaotic events prior to State of emergency announcement leaves many anxious

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, February 17/2018 – A senior government official told Addis Standard that there will be no need for a transitional government, an idea widely entertained by many to steam growing fears of rupture within the ruling EPRDF. This comes as a trail of chaotic events preceded the announcement last night of the reinstatement […]

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Breaking – Ethiopia to declare three month state of emergency as of today

  Addis Abeba, February 16/2018 – The Council of  ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months as of this morning, a source close to the government old Addis Standard. The military will be in charge via a command post, which will be “reporting to the Prime Minister,” according to our […]

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