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Make peace a priority
Over the past seven years, Ethiopia steadily descended into the bloody pit of political unrest. The first round of this downward motion culminated in the rise of a new group of leaders from the previous Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government.
Sudan’s failing quest for hope
The Horn of Africa has become one of the most volatile regions of the world over the past few years. With political stability in Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Kenya, the region was in a much better state of affairs.
“We won’t give the illusion of this being a competitive election” Ahmed Abdullahi, Director of ONLF’s office in Addis Ababa
Established in 1984, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) came into being after the demise of the Western Somali Liberation Front (WSLF) at the beginning of the 1980s.
Self-sufficiency: the silver lining of sanctions
Unlike popular understanding that the US imposes sanction on state sponsors of terrorism or human rights violators, the United States (US) imposes economic sanctions on supposedly friendly countries as well.
“National dialogue would help cast away extremists of ethnic and Ethiopian nationalism”
The Ethiopian year that came to an end a week ago featured ethnic motivated killings, civil war and economic slowdown. The political powers in the country took matters from confrontation to an outright war. Ethiopia had to endure the pandemic, locust infestation, floods and war during the past year.
Are we not supposed to feel economic growth?
In a press briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday September 2, 2021, State Minister of Finance, Eyob Tekalign (PhD) explained about the successes and challenges of the Ethiopian economy over the past couple of years.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed”
Born in 1958, the current Russian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Evgeny Terekhin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1981. After graduation, Ethiopia was the first country he was assigned to. Between 1981-84 young Evgeny Terekhin worked as Administrative Assistant on Duty in the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Ethiopia.
The murky grounds of government communication
In December 2020, Xinhuanet quoted UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as saying: “We have no proof of the presence of Eritrean troops inside Ethiopia.
The decision that put the AU Chairperson on a frying pan
During the 36th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa in 2016, the late President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe took some time to put a spotlight on the plight of Palestinians. He said: “I take the floor after the representative of Palestine has made a speech – wailing speech, crying speech.
Pockets of consumption surges for local spirits
The economic, political and social realities in Ethiopia seem to be going from bad to worse. Politically, disintegration of the country is no more the implausible scenario put forward by extremist politicians but a tangible threat. Economically, living conditions change for the worst on a daily basis.
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The Kenyan government's move to import Genetically Modified Organisms...
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- AU team plans to visit Humera and western...