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... 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... 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... Read more »

Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia? – Foreign Policy

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In 1990, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was a guerrilla alliance battling the Derg, a Marxist-Leninist military junta that had deposed Emperor Haile... Read more »

Ethiopia’s new polygot Prime Minister must ease ethnic, youth tensions

In choosing a 42-year-old polyglot from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group as Prime Minister, the ruling coalition is trying to ease ethnic tensions and appeal to the legions of disaffected... Read more »

Hailemariam Desalegn asks Ethiopians to support ongoing reforms by gov’t

Ethiopia’s outgoing prime minister and former chairperson of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Hailemariam Desalegn, has called on the public to support the ongoing reforms by... Read more »

Polyglot Ethiopian premier must ease ethnic, youth tensions

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – In choosing a 42-year-old polyglot from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group as prime minister, the ruling coalition is trying to ease ethnic tensions and appeal to... Read more »

The Many Layers of the Ethiopia Crisis – Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Protests in Ethiopia are the culmination of a long-simmering series of grievances and demands for greater freedom, equity, and opportunity. Photo: Andrew Heavens. After 3 years of relentless protests,... Read more »

An Unstable Ethiopia: Wobbles in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s departure after five years in power to pave way for political reform was abrupt, but not unexpected. The move followed a ‘do or die’... Read more »

Who will be Ethiopia’s next prime minister?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Who will replace Hailemariam Desalegn? Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is due to meet soon to choose its next leader. That person will automatically become the... Read more »