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 »

Ethiopia seeks calm with new leader

Ethiopia’s governing coalition named a new leader late Tuesday night, paving the way for a peaceful transition of power in a country rocked in recent years by violent protests.... Read more »

Ethiopia faces new prime minister in bid to calm protests | Ap

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia on Wednesday was poised to welcome a young, outspoken new prime minister as many in Africa’s second most populous nation hoped for an end... Read more »

Ethiopia Seeks Calm With a New Leader

Mr. Mekonnen said Mr. Abiy would face many challenges in unifying and leading the country. “It will be a struggle to change the status quo,” he said. “He is... Read more »