Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday pushed back against portrayals of his government as weak and timid in the face of recent unrest that left more than 80 people dead.
Protests against Abiy, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, erupted in Addis Ababa and in Ethiopia’s Oromia region on October 23 after a high-profile activist accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him — a claim police denied. Continue reading PM Abiy Defends Response to Ethnic Clashes→
The first anniversary of the appointment of Dr. Abiy Ahmed to the prime ministership will take place [today] on April 2. The Chicken Littles in Ethiopia are in full hysteria mode. They are running around like a chicken with the head cut off clucking, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling on Ethiopia! Let’s tell the people the sky is falling on Ethiopia.”Continue reading The Chicken Littles in Ethiopia Are Clucking – ‘The Sky is Falling!’→
It is not surprising that after three years in office – three years of famine, violence, and serious political and social instability – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned, effective with the swearing-in of his replacement within a few weeks. Continue reading Ambassador Cohen: What’s Next for Ethiopia?→