Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

By Awol K Allo Last month, three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), voted to merge into a single national party,... Read more »

Formal Talks Begin Between Ethiopia Government and Exile Based Opposition Party ODF

Addis Standard – A statement issued by the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), an exile based opposition party, and was received by Addis Standard says formal talks between “high-level delegation of the government... Read more »

All that glitters is not gold: Can Ethiopia’s new PM deliver?

(OPride) — On April 2, the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed as its first Oromo Prime Minister. People are still celebrating his ascent and analyzing his... Read more »

Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia? – Foreign Policy

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In 1990, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was a guerrilla alliance battling the Derg, a Marxist-Leninist military junta that had deposed Emperor Haile Selassie in a... 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 20. Five days... Read more »

Who will be Ethiopia’s next prime minister?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Who will replace Hailemariam Desalegn? Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is due to meet soon to choose its next leader. That person will automatically become the prime minister. They... Read more »

Ethiopia’s OPDO walking tightrope over state of emergency ratification

A bloc in Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is faced with a tight task in an upcoming parliamentary vote to ratify a state of emergency (SoE) imposed by government reportedly to quell spreading insecurity.... Read more »

Dr. Abiy Ahmed Elected as Chairman of OPDO

Ethiopia’s OPDO picks new chairman in bid to produce next Prime Minister Ethiopia’s OPDO picks new chairman in bid to produce next Prime MinisterEthiopia’s Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO) has elected a... 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 »

Is the surge in OPDO’s popularity in Ethiopia an accident or a generational shift?

(OPride) — In Ethiopia right now, all eyes are on Oromia, the largest of nine federal states. The state has been an epicenter of official violence and anti-government protests since 2014. Protests... Read more »