Articles by WORKU BELACHEW ASFAW

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Ethiopia’s Three Years, Kazakhstan’s Three Decades: Leaders Do the Tricks

The people of Kazakhstan ushered themselves in a new era of prosperity back in 1991. But the same year is remembered as one of the lost opportunities in the politics of Ethiopia. Worse even, most people also regard it as the beginning of a long-time suffering in the hands of some oligarchs. If anyone gets…