Tag Archives: Ethnic Politics

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!


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

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)


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?