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Ethiopia: Chaos, TPLF’s Last Hurrah?

Ethiopia plunging into ethnic conflict would be a god send for the criminal TPLF.
The criminal TPLF believes the fragmentation of Ethiopia and the ensuing chaos was its only get out of jail card.

BY YENENEH MESFIN

The tragic events in Bahir Dar and Addis Abeba on Saturday (22) were supposed to be the trigger that would plunge Ethiopia into ethnic chaos if the criminal TPLF gang had its way. The TPLF now cornered in Tigray, unable to fulfill its promises to the people of Tigray, is seeking a way out. It knows that in light of the atrocities and the grand scale embezzlement it had committed over the past three decades, that it cannot return to power in Ethiopia. Continue reading Ethiopia: Chaos, TPLF’s Last Hurrah?

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

Ethiopia’s Leader: Old Wine in New Bottle?

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has shown some signs of wanting to change the political landscape in the country. Can he resist pressure from “deep-state” forces and bring about needed change in the country? Or will he just be like old wine in a new bottle?

BY DANIEL OGBAHARYA | PAMBAZUKA

In what seems like a watershed moment, Ethiopia has a new head of state: Abiy Ahmed, who was sworn in amid much fanfare on 2 April 2018. Perhaps owing to his youth, oratory, and meteoric rise, Ahmed has been dubbed Ethiopia’s “Obama”. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Leader: Old Wine in New Bottle?

UN Human Rights Chief Met Ethiopia Opposition Leaders, Journalists

Al Hussein: The calls by civil society, students, religious leaders and political opponents are clear: lift the state of emergency, release those detained for speaking out, reform bad laws and hold an inclusive political dialogue.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Members of the opposition and journalists who were recently released from prison had held talks with UN human rights chief and gave firsthand account of the human rights violations in the country.

Ethiopian authorities allow UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to take a closer look at the human rights situations in the country after blocking access to him and his staff for two years. Continue reading UN Human Rights Chief Met Ethiopia Opposition Leaders, Journalists

Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister

Putting a new face on the leadership of the hegemonic EPRDF party system will not be enough to stabilize the ethnically and politically divided country. Radical democratization reforms can. (Photo: Anadolu Agency)

BY HILARY MATFESS | LAWFARE

Ethiopia’s current State of Emergency, implemented on February 16 after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn stepped down from power, is the second time since October 2016 that the government has declared martial law. Continue reading Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister

PM Abiy to Tigray: ‘You Are the Motor that Runs Ethiopia’

Sometimes, you just have to play the role of a fool to fool the fool who thinks they are fooling you. Jokes aside, When has Tigray ever been the economic engine of Ethiopia?

BY BEREKET KIDANE

When I heard the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (Lt Col) Dr. Abiy Ahmed, told kilil Tigray residents that “Tigray is the motor that runs Ethiopia”, I could not believe it. I thought it was a joke. But it wasn’t. He actually said it. Continue reading PM Abiy to Tigray: ‘You Are the Motor that Runs Ethiopia’