Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister

Editor’s Note: For years, Ethiopia has appeared to be a relative success story, emerging from years of conflict and becoming a somewhat democratic, pro-Western ally in East Africa. Yet... Read more »

Ethiopia: You Have Become A King. Now, Be One! -–Part II

By Teshome Abebe*   On September 16, 2015, after EPRDF declared election victory and with the ensuing affirmation of Ato Hailemariam Dessalegne as the premier, I wrote the following:... 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 »

Ethiopia Backslides: the Continuing Harassment of Eskinder Nega

On March 25, bloggers, journalists and activists gathered at a private party in Addis Ababa—the capital of Ethiopia—to celebrate the new freedom of their colleagues. Imprisoned Ethiopian writers and... Read more »

[Update] Ethiopia frees journalists, politicians rearrested under martial law

Local media in Ethiopia are reporting the imminent release of recently detained journalists and activists. A total of 19 people were picked up in Bahir Dar, capital of the... Read more »

Ethiopia PM sworn in | The Herald

ADDIS ABABA. – Abiy Ahmed was sworn in on Monday as Ethiopia’s prime minister, amid hopes he will be able to quell the sustained anti-government protests that have rocked... Read more »

Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s parliament has elected Abiy Ahmed as the new prime minister, a week after the ruling coalition nominated him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn.  Abiy was sworn in on Monday... Read more »

Dr. Abiy Ahmed elected chairman of EPRDF with Demeke Mekonnen as deputy

  Addis Abeba, March 27/2018 –  AddisStandard The just-concluded meeting by the Council of Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed Aliy, chairman of the OPDO, as EPRDF’s... Read more »

Ethiopia will soon have a new prime minister. Here are the candidates.

(OPride) — The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is expected to name a new prime minister early next week. The 180-member EPRDF Council has been meeting since March... Read more »

Ethiopia to get first Muslim Prime Minister – pro-govt blogger hints

Ethiopia will have a Muslim Prime Minister by close of this week according to a pro-government blogger, Daniel Berhane. The 180-member Council of the ruling Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic... Read more »