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 »

Ethiopia’s political crisis deepens amid EPRDF deadlock on the way forward

(OPride) — Ethiopia’s political and security crisis shows no signs of abating. Authorities on Friday imposed nightly curfew at a number of public colleges and universities following a spate of inter-ethnic clashes and the... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Parliament Speaker Resigns Over ‘Disrespect’ to Oromo People. Is the Balance of Power Shifting?

Recent events indicate that Ethiopia’s multi-ethnic governing coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRDF), is at war with itself, and some fear the power struggle could destabilize the country. Others, however, hope... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Parliament Speaker Resigns Over ‘Disrespect’ to Oromo People. Is the Balance of Power Shifting? · Global Voices

Final EPRDF rally in Addis Ababa in 2010. Photo by BBC World Service (Uduak Amimo) via Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0 Recent events indicate that Ethiopia’s multi-ethnic governing coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary... Read more »

My Letter to President Trump Requesting Targeted Sanctions Against the TPLF Regime in Ethiopia

Trump with African Leaders Donald TrumpPresident of the United StatesThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500 Re: REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED IN THE IRRECHA MASSACRES ON OCTOBER... Read more »

Ethiopia: Rational and Objective of the next Transitional Government

Flag of Ethiopia By Admassu Feleke Let me premise my opinion by stating that a peaceful transition to a new government is always preferable than any one achieved through armed struggle; the... Read more »

15 Points: Thoughts on Progressivism, Patriotism and Ethnopolitics in Ethiopia

A protestor with Ethiopian Flag By Tesfaye Demmellash I have in the past written about the mutual exclusions of patriotism and progressivism in the era of abyot in Ethiopia. That long era... Read more »

From Ethiopianness to Ethnic Fragmentation: the Adversity of Retrospective Logic

By Messay Kebede A leitmotiv of ethnic politics in Ethiopia is the use of retrospective logic as an essential argument to justify its ideological stand. By this I mean the view that... Read more »

Ethiopia: The paradox of TPLF’s success and survival

By Teshome M. Borago As the latest development with WHO’s appointment of Tedros Adhanom shows, the TPLF continues to benefit from the achievements of our ancestors. The fact is, if the TPLF... Read more »

Ethiopian news: Ethiopia: Tedros Adhanom played a key role in kidnapping of prominent dissident

Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference launching his candidacy to the post of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on the sidelines of the... Read more »