Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom’s 30 meters sprint to a waiting car after being separated from his body guards during scuffle with refugees must have been the most embarrassing moment of his life.
He lost his wallet, a note book and his glasses while sprinting like a cheetah.
On February 5, 2013, Ethiopia’s only and publicly funded Television Station, ETV, aired a controversial documentary during prime time in violation of an outstanding court injunction. Oddly subtitled “Boko Haram in Ethiopia“, Jihadawi Harekat – Arabic for “jihadi movement” – denounces leaders of Ethiopia’s year-long protest movement for alleged links to foreign terrorists.
With the spate of illnesses that afflicted the TPLF’s senior leadership and the resulting succession crises, uncertainty combined with the mounting protests, the question is no longer if we are in a post-Zenawi era but rather if we are on the very gates of a post-TPLF rule.
After eight months of staging sporadic protests in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday (19), the Ethiopian Muslim protesters stepped the ante, hitting a crescendo. As hundreds of thousands flocked to Addis Ababa Stadium to celebrate the end of Ramadan, massive protests were reported across the country.