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Breeding challenges in Ethiopia’s federalist system

Development scholars have always been mesmerized by the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front’s development experiment, which combines a highly decentralized and democratic political order of federalism and state-driven fast economic growth.

Economist calls for quick resolutions to political unrests

UNCTAD labels 2016 “a year of living dangerously” Commenting on the possible economic impacts the ongoing political unrests would create in Ethiopia, Tesfachew Taffere (PhD), a former director of division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programs at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said that it is possible the country would suffer unless the discontents are resolved soon.

OPDO leadership change

The Central Committee of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization, which congregated in Adama town, the capital city of the Oromia Regional State, carried out deep reform programs during the past few days.

BRLi, Artelia get clearance to conduct GERD impact studies

Agricultural impact outside the scope Technical teams of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia signed on Tuesday  contracts that enable them to conduct additional studies on the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Khartoum, Sudan, when the Tripartite National Committee (TNC) held its 12th meeting.

Week-long riot said to have preceded fire in Kilinto

Following the expected fire that broke out in Kilinto, Ethiopia’s maximum security prison, which claimed the lives of 23 inmates, reports are emerging about a wave protest and unrest inside the prison system for more than a week’s time.

Senior gov’t officials lead conferences with teachers, students

By Yonas Abiye and Mihret Aschalew Ahead of the new academic year, the government of Ethiopia has begun a two-week conference with teachers of higher learning institutions and high schools whereby dozens of senior officials serve as leading figures in facilitating discussions and debate on the subject of the 25-year old Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-led administration and the path the country has taken so far.

Former Kagnew battalion members pledge solidarity with S. Korea over DPRK missile test

Members of the Kagnew battalionwho had served as part of the United Nations forces in the Korean War in the early 1950s, have expressed their solidarity with the government and people of South Korea amid the growing disputes with its neighboring arch foe, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), following the latter’s recent launching of missiles that landed in the Sea of Japan.