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From talking to doing
It has been twenty two years since the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) came in to force. It is considered by many as a rights-friendly legal and political document.
Visualizing cooperation over the Nile
The fifth Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF), which took place at the Kigali Convention Centre from 23-25 October 2017, has attracted more than 500 participants from ten Nile Basin countries and the international community. One, notable absence was Egyptian government delegation.
Local elections – should the public expect anything different?
Ethiopia is to hold a local election in few months’ time. The next local elections will also include elections for the council seats of Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations.
Underrated local elections
Zemelak Ayitenew (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Federal Studies, Addis Ababa University, and Extraordinary Associate Professor at Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape.
Renewed diplomatic rivalry
Ethiopia-Egypt-Sudan relationship is an extremely complicated one by any standards. For ages, they have engaged in different wars, conflicts, and political quarrels against each other, and at times two of them allying against the other.
Resurrecting the hapless CSOs in Ethiopia
The positive role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the social, economic, and political life of citizens is well recognized.
The need for establishing freedom of expression
Iginio Gagliardone (PhD) is a media scholar based in University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He joined Wits in 2016 from the University of Oxford (Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies),
Is withdrawal the answer?
With speculation regarding the future of the relationship between African states and the International Criminal Court (ICC) ongoing, the claim that the international criminal court...
ICC’s biggest challenge in reversing African mass withdrawal
At the last African Union summit, the continental organization called for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Analyzing continental democratic and human rights
Solomon Ayele Dersso (PhD) is currently serving as commissioner at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the premier human rights body of the African Union (AU).
“Massive” cyber attack crashes African Union’s system
Cyber attackers prey on the African Union, resulting in...
Finance minister reveals USD 20 billion required for war recovery
Portion of the finance needed for rehabilitation of 250,000...
“We are buffer zone for Ethiopia”
Essa Kayd Mohamoud is the foreign minister of Somaliland,...
Tigray leaders prepare to negotiate power sharing with federal gov’t
Leaders of the Tigray regional state are ramping up...