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Ethiopia: PM Warns of Stern Action Over Violence

“It should be clear that there is a limit to patience”

“The use of force and violence cannot be the way to demand rights or raise questions. We have to believe in discussion and not in violent struggles” – PM Abiy

BY ANADOLU NEWS

Ethiopian prime minister on Friday threatened to take “stern action” against those forces which do not give up violence.

Abiy Ahmed was responding to questions of lawmakers at parliament. Continue reading Ethiopia: PM Warns of Stern Action Over Violence

Ethiopia Restricts Foreign Travel by Officials

The Office of the Prime Minister imposed unnecessary foreign travel restrictions by all government agencies and officials as foreign currency shortage bites. Government-sponsored workshops and seminars are also ordered to serve water and coffee only.

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | THE REPORTER

The Office of the Prime Minister issued a new circular imposing more restrictions on foreign travels by officials. In a circular signed by the outgoing minister of cabinet affairs, Alemayehu Tegenu, all government agencies are to restrict all unnecessary travels. The Office has attributed the latest instruction to the current foreign currency shortage. Continue reading Ethiopia Restricts Foreign Travel by Officials

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’