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Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

By Yohannes Gedamu In November, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established a new pan-Ethiopian political party. It brings together three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s surveillance network crumbles, meaning less fear and less control

Reuters -DEBARK, Ethiopia – Rahmat Hussein once inspired fear and respect for the watchful eye she cast over her Ethiopian neighborhood, keeping files on residents and recommending who should get a loan... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia: Lemma Megersa Opposes Premier’s Party Merger Plan

Date: December 01, 2019 in: Abiy Ahmed, Addis News, AddisZena, Election, EPRDF, Featured, Front Page, Lemma Megerssa, News, Politics, Prosperity Bloomberg – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is facing opposition from one... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to form a single party, TPLF boycotts

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition that ruled Ethiopia since 1991 is officially dead. In a unanimous decision , the party voted to form a single party. The new... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopian opposition parties threaten election boycott

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

The underlying tension behind Ethiopia’s flawed federal system and its risks

By Yohannes Gedamu For almost three decades Ethiopia’s federal structure – enshrined in the country’s 1994 constitution – has been defended by the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front. It’s not surprising that... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

28 years later, Ethiopia’s ruling party must end impunity for human rights abuses

By Fisseha Tekle  A loud explosion shook the ground in the early afternoon of 28 May 1991. It was followed by a massive fire visible from afar. Half an hour later, the... Read more »
Ethiopia: Police Detains Former EPRDF Veteran Bereket Simon, Ex-Tiret CEO Tadesse Kassa

Ethiopia: Police Detains Former EPRDF Veteran Bereket Simon, Ex-Tiret CEO Tadesse Kassa

By Mahlet Fasil The police have arrested founding member of the ruling EPRDF and veteran politician Bereket Simon, and former TIRET Corporate CEO, Tadesse Kassa, A.K.A. Tinkishu, the Amhara Mass Media Agency... Read more »
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Dr. Abiy Ahmed elected chairman of EPRDF with Demeke Mekonnen as deputy

  Addis Abeba, March 27/2018 –  AddisStandard The just-concluded meeting by the Council of Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed Aliy, chairman of the OPDO, as EPRDF’s new chairman. The... Read more »