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Opinion – EPRDF does not represent and speak for all Ethiopians and it is not accidental

  Mohamed Olad, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 12/2018 – Though Ethiopia’s ruling coalition EPRDF’s latest efforts to expand the current political space can be seen as commendable, as the largest political Front in the nation, it failed to represent all Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples while it confined itself to only four regional states that […]

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Opinion: ‘Peace’ of the tormentor and resistance toward freedom

  Alem Mamo, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 11/2018 – Fostering peace is much more abstruse than waging war or employing violence to address social woes. The multi-dimensional disposition of peace necessitates a wide-ranging approach that addresses all the underlying and deep-rooted factors interposed to the absence of peace in the first place. ‘Positive […]

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Opinion – The Lemma Megerssa Moment and the Oromo Dilemma: Between resistance and governing

  Tsegaye R Ararssa, for Addis Standard Introduction Addis Abeba, Janurary 10/2018 – One of the most emphatic achievements of the #OromoProtests is Lemma Megerssa himself. The Lemma Megerssa moment is produced by the resurgent Oromo resistance that was rekindled in 2014 and persisted to date.  Having produced the Lemma Megerssa moment as its overall […]

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News: Ethiopian national security council reflects on yet another daunting security assessment

  Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, January 08/2018 – In another meeting attended by members of Ethiopia’s Security Council, participants at a day long meeting on Friday January 05 have reflected on yet another daunting security assessment compiled from various parts of the country since the council’s first meeting was held, during which an alarming security […]

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Breaking: Ethiopia to close down notorious prison, to release all political prisoners

  Addis Abeba, January 03/2018 – At a joint press briefing given by the four chairpersons of EPRDF’s member parties, PM Hailemariam Desalegn, who is the chairperson of SEPDM, said his government will close down the notorious prison ward (and a torture chamber by all accounts) called Mae’kelawi. The Prime Minister said Mae’kelawi will be […]

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Op-ed: Race to the bottom: Ethiopia’s accelerating crisis

  An economy in free fall, ever-deepening repression, a deteriorating security, inter-ethnic violence, and a vicious infighting within the ruling party – Ethiopia is on the cusp of political explosion.   Dr. Awol Kassim Allo, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 31/2017 – The Executive Committee of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) […]

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News: EPRDF says mistrust and suspicion rife within party; current crisis due to weakness of the executive

  Addis Abeba, December 20/2017 – A statement released from Ethiopia’s ruling party EPRDF ongoing executive committee meeting admitted that the party was facing a gradual & widening “mistrust” & “suspicion” among the four major parties that make up the EPRDF. The statement further said that although the executive recognizes the reform it has taken […]

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