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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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News: Independent investigations into the recent violence in Ethiopia essential: EU

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, December 20/2017 –  In a statement by spokesperson released this afternoon regarding the current situation in Ethiopia, the European Union (EU) said it was “essential that independent investigations on all acts of violence are conducted.” The statement from the EU came in  the wake of increasing numbers of violence, including […]

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News: Mounting death toll, violence pushes Ethiopia to the brink of security crisis

  Addis Abeba, December 18/2017 –  Close to eighty people were killed (by official accounts) within just one week in various places located in east and west Hararghe administrative zones of the Oromia regional state, in the eastern part of Ethiopia, pushing the country to the brink of security crisis. The latest spate of violence […]

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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: 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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Commentary -Transformation from within: hope or mirage? The OPDO-ANDM alliance and the prospect of reform

  Tsegaye R Ararssa* 1 – Introduction Addis Abeba, November 22/2017 – No time has been more eventful in Ethiopia than the one we are living in. Years of peaceful protests in Oromia, later also augmented by flashes of resistance in Konso and the Amhara region, seem to have shaken the regime to its core […]

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AS Exclusive Document presented at the Ethiopia national security meeting

  Addis Abeba, November 13/2017 – Yesterday, Addis Standard has published a scoop based on a document assessing the current security  situation in Ethiopia and was presented at the National Security Council meeting, which was held on Friday Oct. 10/2017. The document revealed in detail that Ethiopia was currently confronted with alarming level of multi-front […]

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AS Exclusive: Document presented at the National Security Council meeting reveals Ethiopia facing alarming multi-front crisis

  Major points discussed in the document include: The country’s federal system is facing imminent threat Security breakdown contributing to rising public anxiety Immeasurable human and material cost caused by recent conflicts Absence of rule of law prevalent Security crisis negatively impacting the economy Diminishing foreign aid due to human rights related concerns Crippling effect […]

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Breaking: Federal government warns Somali regional state communication office against publishing inciting messages

Addis Abeba – Oct. 10/2017 – In an urgent statement released to the media this afternoon, the federal government communication affairs bureau issued a stern warning to the Somali regional state communication bureau to stop publishing and distributing inciting messages immediately. According to the statement, at such a time when the Oromia and Somali regional […]

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