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Feature: Displaced Ethiopians: Escaped but trapped in a bleak prospect

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, December 15/2017 – September 2017, the start of the Ethiopian New Year of 2010, had a devastating beginning, the level of which was previously unseen for at least two and a half decades. More than half a million innocent Ethiopians (mostly from the ethnic Oromo background – and to a […]

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News: Save the Children says helping Ethiopia as it faces the worst drought in 50 years

  Samuel Bogale Addis Abeba, December 12/2017 – With the drought and displacements happening en mass in the East African countries the last few years, Save the Children said its main support remained critical to the drought affected areas and refugee camps across the Ethiopia. In his presentation on the works of Save the Children […]

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News: Record number of jailed journalists for second year, CPJ census finds

  Turkey, China, Egypt continue to top list New York, December 13, 2017 -For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers–Turkey, China, and Egypt–into improving the bleak climate for press […]

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Opinion: Questions, concerns and a critique on the decolonization of Ethiopian knowledge

  Abadir Ibrahim, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 12/2017 – In an opinion piece published on a previous issue of Addis Standard, Hewan Semon proposed a conversation on the decolonization of Ethiopian studies. As much as I would have liked to take this conversation into my areas of interest (human rights, democracy and the […]

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News: Number of civilians killed by security forces in Chelenko climbs to fifteen, several wounded; two students killed in Wolega Unv.

  Two students were also killed last night at Shambu campus of Wolega university as student protests continued in several universities   Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, December 12/2017 – The number of  civilians killed by security forces in Chelenko town, Meta woreda in east Haraghe zone of the oromia regional state has risen to […]

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News: Ethiopia supreme court reduces jail terms of Ethiopian Muslims including two journalists who were sentenced on terrorism charges

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, December 11/2017 – The Ethiopian federal supreme court has today reduced the jail terms of 20 defendants who were accused and sentenced to various years in jail after having been charged of terrorism related offenses. On January 03, 2017, the federal High court 19the criminal bench has sentenced all but […]

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Opinion: On decolonizing Ethiopian studies: Decolonize the decolonizers First

  Abinet Asfaw, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 08/2017 – I would like to make a simple critique of Hewan Solomon’s article “Decolonizing Ethiopian Studies”. I find the article vacuous and symptomatic of what it seeks to dismantle. Thus, even as it raises a significant issue (“the importance of making Ethiopian languages and ideas […]

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Opinion: On decolonizing Ethiopian studies: Methodological nationalism as bad as Eurocentrism

  Hailegabriel G. Feyissa, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 04/2017 –  I am writing this short essay in response to Hewan Semon’s rather interesting and thought-provoking opinion piece ‘Decolonizing Ethiopian Studies’. I am jumping on her offer for a conversation on issues pertaining to the decolonization of the field of Ethiopian Studies. Although I […]

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Entertainment: U.S. Embassy sponsors African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards

  Addis Abeba, December 1, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy partnered with the African Mosaique Design Center to sponsor the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards, as a gesture of confidence in the participants’ very bright futures in the fashion industry. Eight promising Ethiopian fashion designers with outstanding works were selected for the African Mosaique Fashion […]

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Opinion: Decolonizing Ethiopian studies

  Hewan Semon, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 30/2017 – I wrote this article as a way to initiate a conversation on the issues of decolonizing education pertaining directly to the field of Ethiopian Studies. The main purpose of this opinion is to highlight the importance of making Ethiopian languages and ideas dominant in […]

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