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 on the autocratic... 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 were hauled from... 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 of China (CPC).... 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 vowed to free... Read more »

Ethiopia opposition says ‘nothing much’ in EPRDF’s promised reforms

Three opposition parties in Ethiopia have reacted to the reforms promised by the leadership of the ruling Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) stating that ‘there is nothing new in the statement.’... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, opts for more authoritarianism to tackle anti-authoritarian protests

(OPride)—In a lengthy statement on Dec. 29, the 36-person Executive Committee of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) congratulated itself claiming Ethiopia’s growing woes are the outcome of its economic... Read more »

Ethiopia: EPRDF should ditch democratic centralism to avoid a civil war

(OPride)—When Ethiopia’s current rulers deposed the communist dictatorship of Mengistu Hailemariam in 1991, they promised to usher in a new era of democracy. Over the last 27 years, the platform of the... Read more »

Africa: Ethiopia Uprising – Whither Solidarity?

analysis By Kalkidan Yibeltal Amidst the unrest, history has the capacity to both unite and divide. On the breezy morning of 2 March, a colourful crowd of mostly young people gathers in... Read more »

Ongoing Social Unrest Undermines Booming Ethiopia's Grand Economic Plans – World Politics Review

Last month, at the world’s largest mining investment conference, held this year in South Africa, Ethiopian officials emphasized their priority of developing their country’s mining sector, which currently contributes less than 1... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Slow Death of a Civilian Government and the Rise of a … –

analysis Addis Abeba — To the media’s keen observation, the immediate cause that triggered Ethiopia’s recent nose-dive into the unknown began when, on November 12, 2015, the residents of Ginchi, a small... Read more »