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Calm has returned to Bahir Dar, a lakeside city located 578km north of Addis Abeba, and the capital of the Amhara regional state, after a turbulent protest rally on Friday Dec. 19th by the residents of the city.
State TV reported that one person was killed and a few people were injured when the police tried to break the protests. But eye witnesses who sent messages to Addis Standard magazine claim the number of death to be “at least two-three.”

Dr Mehari Taddele Maru

Officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), Ethiopia shares borders with eastern African countries that include Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. A founding member of the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Ethiopia’s regional interests are mainly pursued multilaterally through these organizations, albeit mainly through the IGAD.


By Shahid Javed Burki

Lahore – On December 16, the Taliban attacked an army school in Peshawar and killed 132 children and nine adults. Eight terrorists dressed in military uniform penetrated the school’s well-guarded perimeter and opened fire on the students and school personnel. Pakistani army commandos fought the intruders for several hours before killing the last attacker.