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TPLF Decides to Formally Separate from EPRDF (now Prosperity Party)

disgraced TPLF accused Prosperity party as illegitimate
Disgraced Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) officially announced the death of EPRDF coalition, called its successor, Prosperity Party, ‘Illegitimate’.

BY EZEGA

In a defiant move, the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) has decided not to join the Prosperity Party (PP) at the end of its extraordinary conference held over the weekend. According to several videos released, the tone of the just concluded conference was that of anger and defiance directed against central forces. Continue reading TPLF Decides to Formally Separate from EPRDF (now Prosperity Party)

The End of TPLF Era in Ethiopia

Ethiopia rising from the ashes of ethnic apartheid

On November 20, 2019, TPLF’s day of reckoning comes unexpectedly, ending their 27-year rule of oppression with a whimper. R.I.P. (Rest in Pain) TPLF!

BY Prof. AL MARIAM 

The political transformation that has taken place in Ethiopia over the past 19 months can best be described as miraculous. I use the word in both its original Latin root meaning “miraculum” (“object of wonder”) and common understanding suggesting divine intervention in human affairs creating an object of wonder. Continue reading The End of TPLF Era in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single ‘Prosperity Party’

Despite TPLF’s attempt to obstruct the process, three of the four EPRDF coalition have approved the merger into a single national party – The Prosperity Party. The TPLF has now two options: to join this new singular party and be part of the gov’t or risk being kicked out in the cold.

BY REUTERS

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition on Thursday approved the merger of three of its four ethnic-based parties into a single national party ahead of the 2020 elections, part of the prime minister’s efforts to unite the country, but one of the parties [TPLF] boycotted the meeting and vote. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single ‘Prosperity Party’

Five Questions on the Crisis in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s army chief, Amhara state president and three other top officials are killed in a possibly linked coup attempt. The overall motives remain murky. (AFP Photo/Eduardo Soteras)

BY AFP

Ethiopia’s army chief, the president of Amhara state and three other top officials have been killed in two separate attacks. While the government has said the attacks took place within the context of an attempted coup in Amhara and are possibly linked, the overall motives remain murky. Continue reading Five Questions on the Crisis in Ethiopia

Ethnic Politics: The Peril of Ethiopia?

“Ethnic politics is Ethiopia’s Primary National Security Threat” – Gov’t

Fears of Ethiopia suffering Africa’s next interethnic conflict are growing. (Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/Associated Press)

BY BROOK ABDU | THE ETHIOPIAN REPORTER

The euphoria that engulfed the country one year ago when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed assumed the hot seat at Arat kilo seems to be receding slowly. Another round of protests is visiting the country and they are erupting here and there. In fact, protests are even happening in places that have been relatively peaceful during the three years of protests which resulted in the ongoing reform led by the PM and his team. Continue reading Ethnic Politics: The Peril of Ethiopia?

Is the Honeymoon Over for Prime Minister Abiy?

Is the new PM in charge as a leader? Does he have the clout and respect, and not just love from the people, from the various political parties, factions and the military or is he being influenced and manipulated by domestic or international groups?

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s rise to power has been as fascinating as it has been fortuitous. But he has not been without his faults, which is quite dangerous in this time of transition, writes Dereje Gizaw, for Fortune.

BY DEREJE GIZAW | FORTUNE

Having started from within and having learned the ropes in the embrace of EPRDF politics, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has had a spectacular rise to power. He is considered by many Ethiopians as a saviour and healer who will save the country from its demons and from destroying itself. He is a young and charismatic leader revered by his supporters, a person who rose to power, on many levels historical and timely. Continue reading Is the Honeymoon Over for Prime Minister Abiy?