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

More From Our Site 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... 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 »

Ethiopia: Premier Replacement – Urgent, Constitutional, Democratic

analysis By Dirriba Teshome The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF, the country’s ruling coalition, is to choose a new chairperson by next week who would by default assume... Read more »

Ethiopia’s next leader faces tough challenge of re-uniting the nation

A day later, his government declared a nationwide state of emergency, the second such decree in less than two years. Confronted by relentless and large scale ethnic protests, Hailemariam’s... Read more »


  ETHIOPIA TO DECLARE THREE MONTHS STATE OF EMERGENCY AS OF TODAY Addis Abeba, February 16/2018 – The Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency... Read more »

Ethiopian regime struggles to quell growing unrest

John Aglionby in Burayu February 1, 2018 Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure... Read more »

Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking them up

Merera Gudina ECONOMIST – LIFE in Maekelawi, a prison in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, had a predictable rhythm. Three times a day, Atnaf Berhane and Befekadu Hailu... Read more »

Chinese delegation introduces CPC party congress in Ethiopia – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) — A Chinese delegation wrapped up its three-day visit to Ethiopia Wednesday, introducing the achievements of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party... Read more »

Ethiopia Is Falling Apart – Foreign Policy

For a brief moment last week, Ethiopia seemed poised to shed its reputation as Africa’s Stasi state. At a press conference on Jan. 3, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn... Read more »