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. I am supremely... 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. Abiy Ahmed, who... 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 to the most... 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 energetic and reformist,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition names Abiy Ahmed as new chairman, set to be PM

Abiy Ahmed By Elias Meseret | AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s ruling coalition late Tuesday named a chairman set to become the country’s new prime minister amid the latest state of emergency in... Read more »


Siraj Fegessa Author’s Note: This commentary is aimed at the Diaspora Ethiopian media. It aims to accomplish two objectives. First, I aim to openly challenge the Diaspora Ethiopian media not to become... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Enemy Within |

TPLF/EPRDF By Addissu Admas Our fathers, as our forefathers, used the word Telat to refer to an enemy who is totally alien. Telat was the totally other: the one that hails from... Read more »

Ethiopia needs ‘greater freedom of people not less’ – Tillerson tells govt

The United States says much as it shares security concerns raised by the Ethiopian government, the answer lay with ‘greater freedom and not less.’ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated the U.S.... Read more »

Herman Cohen: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Desalegn has resigned. What’s next?

It is not surprising that after three years in office – three years of famine, violence, and serious political and social instability – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned, effective with the... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Case for an Ethiopiawinet-Centered Grassroots Reconciliation Process (Part IV)

Author’s Note: This is the fourth installment of what I initially planned to be a three-part series on prospects for truth and reconciliation in Ethiopia. I have explained the purposes of the series... Read more »