Tag Archives: Prosperity Party

What Happens Next in Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil

Abiy’s ultimate goal is to move Ethiopia away from ethnic politics.
Abiy’s ultimate goal is to move Ethiopia away from ethnic politics, closer to the kind of secular federalism that exists elsewhere. The problem? It’s not clear that’s what Ethiopians want, and it’s not clear he can drive that in a democracy. (Photo: @AbiyAhmedAli)

BY IAN BREMMER | TIME MAGAZINE

This week Ethiopia’s government entered the controversial sixth year of its five-year mandate. But the administration of Abiy Ahmed isn’t going anywhere… not even after a particularly violent summer. Covid-19 has produced plenty of political drama these last few months, but Ethiopia has experienced more than most—here’s why. Continue reading What Happens Next in Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil

Lemma Megersa Party Membership Suspended

Ruling prosperity party relieved defence secretary Lemma Megersa and two other senior members from party responsibilities.

Lema Megersa, Tayiba Hasan, and Milkeessa Midaksa has been suspended from Prosperity Party Central Committee membership for “failing to discharge responsibility”.

BY BORKENA

The Prosperity Party branch in the Oromo region of Ethiopia reportedly suspended Lemma Megersa from his position of the executive committee.

The decision came following a party evaluation in the past two days which was led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The evaluative meeting was closed one; journalists were not allowed to cover it. Continue reading Lemma Megersa Party Membership Suspended

Ethiopia: Who and What is Behind the Oromia Crisis

In Ethiopia, opposition activists accuse Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government of trying to reassert central control over Oromia and dismissing their campaign for cultural rights and linguistic rights – at stake is the future of the country’s proclaimed system of ethnic federalism. (Photo: Mulugeta Ayene, AP)

BY BEKELE BIRHANU | THE AFRICA REPORT

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power heralding an era of change, openness, and freedom. His ascent to power in Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, was welcomed by all those who desired change. Continue reading Ethiopia: Who and What is Behind the Oromia Crisis

Ethiopia Rejects TPLF’s Call for Election in Tigray Region

“The board is the sole organ that decides the electoral calendar, electoral process or other related issues. Therefore Tigray regional state has no legal basis to decide to conduct the election.” – National Election Board (NEBE)

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia rejected a plan by the Tigray region to hold elections despite Tigrayan (TPLF) officials maintained they would go ahead with regional elections in August.

BY REUTERS

Ethiopia rejected a request by its northernmost Tigray region on Wednesday to hold elections in August due to the coronavirus outbreak, likely widening the gulf between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the ruling Prosperity Party. Continue reading Ethiopia Rejects TPLF’s Call for Election in Tigray Region

Speaker of Ethiopia’s Upper House Resigns

Keria’s resignation underscored the deteriorating relationship between the ruling Prosperity Party and the TPLF that administers Mekelle region.

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | REUTERS

Ethiopia’s upper house speaker resigned on Monday in apparent protest at the postponement of planned elections in the Horn of Africa country over the coronavirus, a sign of growing tension between her party and the government. Continue reading Speaker of Ethiopia’s Upper House Resigns

TPLF Decided to Hold its Own Election in Tigray

In complete disregard to the decisions of the National Election Board, the TPLF vowed to conduct its own election in Tigray by the end of August, no matter what.

BY ETENESH ABERA | ADDIS STANDARD

The Executive Committee of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has passed a decision late this evening to hold the upcoming elections at the regional level. The decision came at the end of three days meeting by the EC and comes a day before Ethiopian parliament convenes to approve one of the four alternatives tabled by the federal government. Continue reading TPLF Decided to Hold its Own Election in Tigray