Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first 100 days

This article describes the stellar accomplishments made in the past 100 days since the swearing-in of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. 1. Fostered Internal Stability Today marks the 100th day... Read more »

Ethiopia’s dams threaten thousands of Kenyans: environmentalists

Some 300,000 Kenyans who depend on Turkana, the world’s biggest desert lake, could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two... Read more »

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Eritrea in September

Ethiopian Airlines Bole Airport File Ethiopia said, its flag carrier will resume commercial flights to Eritrea starting in September as a sign of improving relationship between the two countries... Read more »

Ethiopia Already Is the ‘China of Africa’

Will Ethiopia become “the China of Africa”? The question often comes up in an economic context: Ethiopia’s growth rate is expected to be 8.5 percent this year, topping China’s... Read more »

The Quandary of Ethiopia’s Bicephalic Government

Prod Mesay Kebede By Messay Kebede In posted interviews and write-ups as well as in informal discussions, the debate is raging between supporters and detractors of Prime Minister Abiy... Read more »

Ethiopia hit by power cut as dam’s circuit breaks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A technical fault at a controversial hydroelectric dam caused the blackout A nationwide power cut hit Ethiopia overnight after a technical fault at... 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... 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 »

Ethiopia’s new leader makes rare outreach to opposition

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an... Read more »

My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Office of the Prime Minister Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dear Prime Minister Abiy: Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your inauguration as prime minister.... Read more »