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Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was inaugurated for his…

Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out


Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was.


Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation needs to outpace crises; but.


TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central Committee winds up it meeting.


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that something was amiss came in.


No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman, members of the Freedom Friday.


Map - Eastern Ethiopia - Oromia and Somali regions

Oromia-Somali conflict | Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

(James Jefferey – IRIN) Lifting her robe the young woman revealed undulating scar tissue blanketing.

Opinion

Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was inaugurated for his third term in office on 18 August 2017. Participatory, but not uncompetitive elections Rwandan political development is a holdover from…

Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation needs to outpace crises; but the requisite capabilities to predict, prevent, respond and adapt to these vulnerabilities and threats are yet to be fully developed. This year, IPSS…

A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Saturday Nov. 4, guests at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton were notified by the opulent hotel that: “Due to unforeseen booking by…

Oromia-Somali conflict | Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

Map - Eastern Ethiopia - Oromia and Somali regions

(James Jefferey – IRIN) Lifting her robe the young woman revealed undulating scar tissue blanketing her breasts, stomach, and extending up her neck and along her arms. “They poured petrol over me then lit it,” said 28-year-old Husaida…

Security On Top of Somaliland Election Campaign

(Mohammed Dahir Ahmed) Somaliland Presidential election is scheduled for 13th of November 2017. The election campaign has been started on the 12th of October 2017 by the three competing parties: Kulmiye, Ucid and Waddani. Issues contended by the…

New Approach for Somali Security Forces to Prevent Terrorism

(Dr. David Leffler) During these dangerous times of high tensions in Somalia, terrorism could quickly end if Somali security forces were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as Prevention Wings of the Military.…

Is Federalism a threat or a treatment to Ethiopian Unity?

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(By Berhanu) The rationales why states of the world are unitary, federal or hybrid governance systems, in one way or another, are to sustain territorial integrity and create national consensus. The pre 1991 Ethiopian state building followed the…

General Samora Yenus: Profile, Sudanese award, Expert comment

Sudanese President Al-Bashir honoured General Samora Yenus, the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF), with the highest military medal, the Order of the two Niles. The former rebel commander, Samora, has been in charge…

​Climate Change: a holding back factor in the development of health system

(Tesfagebriel Tekola) Social and environmental determinants of health: clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter are highly affected by climate change. As a result, severe droughts, flooding, and increase in temperature are making life difficult…

Ethiopia Experiencing Ethnic Federalism: Could Inclusive Parliament and Policy Reforms Prevent Crisis?

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(Amanuel T Muhzun) Introduction The situation in Ethiopia is now relatively stable. But it is still important to discuss the main sources of conflict through examining the real experiences as well as prevailing objectives during this tough era…

News

TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central Committee winds up it meeting this week, according to insider sources. The Tigrayan People Liberation Front (TPLF), one of the four parties of the Ethiopian ruling party EPRDF,…

No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman, members of the Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) [a clandestine resistance movement that alleges to be making secret phone calls to Eritreans inside the country and distributing leaflets and…

Saudi Arabia detains princes, billionairs, inc. al-Amoudi, freezes assets

(Compiled from Alarby reports) Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes and 38 other businessmen, senior military officials and top officials. It was an unprecedented move for the kingdom which analysts have interpreted as an attempt by the young Crown Prince…

Press Statement on the condition of mob violence against Tigrayans and other Ethiopian citizens

Photo - Ethiopia's Tigray region

The Global Society of Tigrean Scholars (GSTS) vehemently condemns the ongoing mob violence targeting innocent Tigrean and other Ethiopian citizens living in different parts of the Ethiopian regional state of Oromia, particularly in Metu, Nekemte, and several other…

Tigrayan students targeted in Metu University

Oromia special police singled out Tigrayan students for harassment in Metu University, located in south-western part of Ethiopia, on Saturday. Hagos Gebreegizabher, a graduating year student of electrical engineering, on Saturday, is arrested on Saturday by Oromia special…

​Ethiopia: 9 killed in a communal clash in Benshangul-Gumuz

At least 9 people killed in a clash in Ethiopia’s western region Benshangul-Gumuz. In Benshangul-Gumuz, Kamashi zone, Jaganfa woreda area, at least 9 people were killed on Friday and Saturday. Here is the summary of events I found…

Ethiopia: Communal tension high in Jimma zone

Reports from residents of a village in Jima zone, Oromia region, of Ethiopia, indicate a growing risk of communal clash. The village named Bege Sefera is located in Haro Lagissa kebele, Boter woreda, Jimma zone, in southwestern Ethiopia.…

Tigrayan businessmen targeted in Illubabor zone

The following report concerns Illubabor (Illuababora) zone of Oromia. It was first published on my facebook and twitter account on Friday, October 28, and on Saturday, October 29, 2017 (today). For the sake of time, I have copied…

​Ethiopia: OBN tv steps up inflamatory rhetoric

Inflamatory rhetoric increases in the official briadcaster of Ethiopia’s Oromia region. Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) reported on Tuesday that tv, “a Tigrayan” was caught in Adama town Ras Hotel carrying about eleven thousand US Dollars meant to be…

Ethiopia: 1.7 ml USD cash seized in Babile, Wuchale

(Omar Ahmed) The Federal Revenues and Customs Authority of  Jigjiga branch with the collaboration of security agencies seized illegal foreign currency which is from the capital city of the country Addis Ababa. This contraband hard currency was supposed…

Interviews

“You don’t need monopoly to shutdown the Internet”, Minister Debretsion Gebremichael[+Video]

Photo - Debretsion Gebremichael and HornAffairs' Daniel Berhane, Interview, June 2017

Government ownership of Ethio-telecom saved the country from the woes of privatized telecom, Minister Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) claimed…

ICRC still denied access to Maekelawi, Somali region [+video]

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Ethiopia continues to limit prison access of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the head of delegation…

Amb. Wondimu: “History is replete with glories stumbling into debacles”

Photo – Wondimu Asamnew, Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia

Wondimu Asamnew is an Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia. He has been actively working to execute the heavy-handed missions…

Researcher: Hate, dangerous speech low among Ethiopian facebook users

Ethiopians’ discussion on facebook is much more nuanced than perceived to be, according to a team of researchers…

Exclusive| Abay Tsehaye: Oromos know who robbed, maltreated them

Ethnic baiting targeting TPLF and Tigrayans in connection with the protests in Oromia is a diversionary tactic, said…

Ethiopia| Merera Gudina: “The gov’t is simply accusing left and right”

Deutsche Welle’s interview with Merera Gudina (PhD), v/chair of Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum and Chair of Oromo…

Economy

Photo - Asmara, Eritrea

The Rehabilitation of Africa’s Most Isolated Dictatorship

(Tom Gardner – Foreign Policy) Two recent and seemingly incongruous events may one day be…


Why the Ethiopian Premier wasn’t wrong for suggesting Somaliland stay with Somalia

(Abdirahman M. Dirye – Somaliland) Abdisalam Harari of the Universal TV, a Somali local channel,…


Photo - Ethiopia new cabinet, November 2016

Five Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new Cabinet

Just a year after forming a new government, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn returned to parliament…


Photo - Ethiopia new cabinet, November 2016

List of PM Hailemariam’s new Ministers

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle today. Though the ruling party…


Map - Juba,South-Sudan and Gambella, Ethiopia

PM: 108 Ethiopian children abducted by S.Sudanese armed men

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn confirmed 108 children are being held hostage, in his first statement…


A funeral ceremony of a boy killed during demonstration. Holonkomi, Oromia, Ethiopia December 17, 2015. [REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri]

PM’s statement on OromoProtests: More of the same

(Dr. Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni) The Ethiopian Prime Minister, in his midyear report to the Ethiopian…


Ethiopia, Kenya launch a five-year Cross-border Integrated Program

The governments of Ethiopia and Kenya, in partnership with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)…


Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new cabinet appointments

Hailemariam Desalegn formed a new government this week after being re-elected as Prime Minister by…


Highlights from Pres. Obama and PM Hailemariam joint presser

Yesterday at noon, President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held joint press conference,…


Ethiopia after its electoral drama: Second ‘renewal’ imminent ? (René Lefort)

(René Lefort) The so called “dominant party” steamroller has flattened everything in its way. The…

Ethio-Somali region

Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes…


Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation…


TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central…


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that…


No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman,…


Map - Eastern Ethiopia - Oromia and Somali regions

Oromia-Somali conflict | Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

(James Jefferey – IRIN) Lifting her robe the young woman…


Security On Top of Somaliland Election Campaign

(Mohammed Dahir Ahmed) Somaliland Presidential election is scheduled for 13th…


Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

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Saudi Arabia detains princes, billionairs, inc. al-Amoudi, freezes assets

(Compiled from Alarby reports) Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes and…

Oromia

Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was inaugurated for his third term in office…


Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation needs to outpace crises; but the requisite capabilities to predict, prevent, respond…


TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central Committee winds up it meeting this week, according to insider sources. The…


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Saturday Nov. 4, guests…


No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman, members of the Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) [a clandestine resistance movement that…


Map - Eastern Ethiopia - Oromia and Somali regions

Oromia-Somali conflict | Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

(James Jefferey – IRIN) Lifting her robe the young woman revealed undulating scar tissue blanketing her breasts, stomach, and extending up her…


Security On Top of Somaliland Election Campaign

(Mohammed Dahir Ahmed) Somaliland Presidential election is scheduled for 13th of November 2017. The election campaign has been started on the 12th…


Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

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Saudi Arabia detains princes, billionairs, inc. al-Amoudi, freezes assets

(Compiled from Alarby reports) Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes and 38 other businessmen, senior military officials and top officials. It was an unprecedented…

Eritrea

Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was…


Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation needs to outpace crises; but…


TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central Committee winds up it meeting…


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that something was amiss came in…


No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman, members of the Freedom Friday…

History

Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was inaugurated for his third term in office…


Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation needs to outpace crises; but the requisite capabilities to predict, prevent, respond…


TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central Committee winds up it meeting this week, according to insider sources. The…


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Saturday Nov. 4, guests…


No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman, members of the Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) [a clandestine resistance movement that…

identity politics

Rwanda and Its Developmental President

Mehari Taddele Maru After winning 98.6 percent of the votes , President Paul Kagame was inaugurated for his third term in office…


Four Intellectual Challenges for African Think Tanks

Mehari Taddele Maru For Africa to become more stable, transformation needs to outpace crises; but the requisite capabilities to predict, prevent, respond…


TPLF poised for reform, Azeb Mesfin walks out

TPLF is poised to adopt reform directions as the Central Committee winds up it meeting this week, according to insider sources. The…


A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

(Samia Nakhoul, Angus McDowall, Stephen Kalin – Reuters) The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter. On Saturday Nov. 4, guests…


No causalities at Eritrea protests, activists

In a telephone interview with the Dutch journalist, Wim Brummelman, members of the Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) [a clandestine resistance movement that…