Dangerous Interregnum: The Anatomy of Ethiopia’s Mismanaged Transition

Dangerous Interregnum: The Anatomy of Ethiopia’s Mismanaged Transition Ezekiel Gebissa, Professor Addis Abeba, December 05/2019 (Addis Standard) – In his Selections from Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci famously wrote in 1930: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying… Read More »

Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia The new pan-Ethiopian party created to replace the EPRDF coalition risks bringing the country to the edge of an abyss. By Awol K Allo, a Lecturer in Law at… Read More »

Ethiopia’s House Speaker Slams Arab Parliament over Statement on Nile Water

Ethiopia’s House Speaker Slams Arab Parliament over Statement on Nile Water Addis Abeba, December 05/2019 (Addis Standard) – In a letter written on November 25/2019 and addressed to Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Tagesse Chafo, Speaker… Read More »

አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ!

አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ! By Zelealem Aberra ……. አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ! “ኮርማ ባጣ አንገት አላጣ”! አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ የጆቴ አባት መታያ እውነትን የገደለ ዕለት፤ “ኮርማ ባጣ አንገት አላጣ”! አለ ዲጋ ሳቆ የኖሌ አባት ያገር ዳኞች የዋሹ ዕለት፤ “የሲቃ ዕለት፤ …የእልህ ቀን… Read More »

Is Ethiopia too big to Survive?

Is Ethiopia too big to Survive? By Faisal A. Roble, December 4, 2019 (Wardheernews) — Empires have a shelf life. Very often they show early signs of strain before they morph into a different government structure. Some even bulk under… Read More »

ሀዲያ ዞን ምክር ቤት የሀዲያን ክልል ለማቋቋም በሙሉ ድምጽ የወሰነበትን ታሪካዊ ውሳኔ አንደኛ አመት አስመልክቶ የአለም አቀፍ የሀዲያ ዲያስፖራ ህብረት ያስተላለፈው የአቋም መግለጫ

ሀዲያ ዞን ምክር ቤት የሀዲያን ክልል ለማቋቋም በሙሉ ድምጽ የወሰነበትን ታሪካዊ ውሳኔ አንደኛ አመት አስመልክቶ የአለም አቀፍ የሀዲያ ዲያስፖራ ህብረት ያስተላለፈው የአቋም መግለጫ (Hadiya Journey) — የሀዲያ ህዝብ ለብዙ መቶዎች አመታት ራሱን በራሱ እያስተዳደረ፣ ከሌሎች ህዝቦችና አገሮች ጋር ግንኙነቶችን ሲያደርግ… Read More »

The Peace Prize winner will not be interviewed

The Peace Prize winner will not be interviewed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not be interviewed when he comes to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize next week. Norway (Dagbladet, Google Translation) — The traditional press conference with… Read More »

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam talks in Cairo end

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam talks in Cairo end The round of talks were the second of four between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the impact of the dam on vital Nile water supplies (The National UAE) — Egypt, Ethiopia and… Read More »

The Interview: “We Think We Will Win a Majority in Oromia and Win Significant Seats in the Federal Parliament,” Dawud Ibsa

The Interview: “We Think We Will Win a Majority in Oromia and Win Significant Seats in the Federal Parliament,” Dawud Ibsa Source: Addis Standard, December 3, 3019 Born in 1952 in Abuna village, Horro Guduru District in the then Wollega… Read More »

Six causes of transitional trauma

Six causes of transitional trauma December 2, 2019 * by Ahmed Mohammed There is almost no prospect of a swift and painless democratic transition in Ethiopia (Ethiopia Insight) — Authoritarian regimes in Ethiopia—Imperial, Derg, and EPRDF alike—irrespective of ideologies they… Read More »

UN Free Speech Expert to Visit Ethiopia

UN Free Speech Expert to Visit Ethiopia Government Should Commit to Freedom of Expression, Media Reforms By Laetitia Bader, Senior Researcher, Africa Division, Dec 2, 2019 (hrw) — Today, the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression,… Read More »

OPDO keessa eenyufaatu jiraa

OPDO keessa eenyufaatu jiraa Caalaa Abbaa Waadaa, Mudde 1, 2019 Barreeffama armaan gadii kana #waggaa3 dura  dhuma bara 2016 waayee OPDO gaafasii /ODP hardhaa kan amma paartii #EPP tti baqe jedhamuu kana akkasitti barreessen ture. Yeroof namni hubatee fi dhiisee… Read More »