For Ethiopia’s Abiy, big reforms carry big risks

Longtime independent Ethiopia researcher Rene Lefort compared Abiy’s reforms to 1991, when the EPRDF, then a rebel army, stormed the capital Addis Ababa and removed the Derg military junta from power. “I... Read more »

Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors

NAIROBI, Kenya—Ethiopia said it plans to sell stakes in some of the country’s most-prized assets after decades of state control, including telecommunications company Ethio Telecom and booming Ethiopian Airlines, liberalizing one of... Read more »

Ethiopia opens up airline to private, foreign investors

News Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:32 By REUTERS Ethiopian Airlines aeroplane at the Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Ethiopia said on Tuesday it would open its state-run telecoms... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed and the survival of the ruling EPRDF | Politics

Over the last three years, protesters across Ethiopia have been demanding political and economic changes and voicing their frustrations with government policies. Earlier this year, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the coalition... Read more »

Ethiopia Starts Talks With Exiled Group, Signaling Rapprochement

Ethiopia’s government began talks with the exiled Oromo Democratic Front, signaling the start of a broader engagement with the opposition group. A “high-level” government delegation met ODF officials May 11 and May... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Shows Knack for Balancing Reform and Continuity

After a turbulent three years for Ethiopia, including large-scale anti-government protests, new prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed is likely to enjoy a honeymoon period – and seems early on to have persuaded... Read more »

Unrest: Ethiopia at a Crossroads

Part 2: DISTRIBUTION OF POWER On the surface, Ethiopia’s government appears to be representative. The ruling coalition — the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) — consists of four political parties. Each... Read more »

All that glitters is not gold: Can Ethiopia’s new PM deliver?

(OPride) — On April 2, the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed as its first Oromo Prime Minister. People are still celebrating his ascent and analyzing his... Read more »

Strange times in Ethiopia as all sides happy with new PM

Abiy Ahmed     By Teshome M. Borago   A new Prime Minister is named in Ethiopia, as Dr. Abiy Ahmed became the first self-identifying Oromo leader in the history of the EPRDF ruling... Read more »

An eastern problem for Ethiopia’s new leader | Politics

After almost two months of deliberations, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has finally chosen a new prime minister to replace the much-criticised Hailemariam Desalegn, who had served since taking... Read more »