Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

By Yohannes Gedamu In November, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established a new pan-Ethiopian political party. It brings together three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic... Read more »

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 »

Ethiopia: Lemma Megersa Opposes Premier’s Party Merger Plan

Date: December 01, 2019 in: Abiy Ahmed, Addis News, AddisZena, Election, EPRDF, Featured, Front Page, Lemma Megerssa, News, Politics, Prosperity Bloomberg – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is facing opposition from one... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to form a single party, TPLF boycotts

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition that ruled Ethiopia since 1991 is officially dead. In a unanimous decision , the party voted to form a single party. The new... Read more »

28 years later, Ethiopia’s ruling party must end impunity for human rights abuses

By Fisseha Tekle  A loud explosion shook the ground in the early afternoon of 28 May 1991. It was followed by a massive fire visible from afar. Half an hour later, the... Read more »

Ethiopia: Berhanu Nega elected leader of new opposition party

The founding forum for the establishment of  the newly formed Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice has concluded its session by selecting party leaders today. Berhanu Nega and Andualem Arage were elected leader... Read more »

For Ethiopia’s Abiy, big reforms carry big risks

Longtime independent Ethiopia researcher Rene Lefort compared Abiy’s reforms to 1991, when the EPRDF, then a rebel army, stormed the capital Addis Ababa and removed the Derg military junta from power. “I... Read more »

Ethiopia to ‘Fully Accept’ Eritrea Peace Deal From 2000

Ethiopia announced Tuesday that it would accept a 2000 peace agreement with Eritrea over their disputed border, potentially a major step toward resolving one of post-colonial Africa’s bloodiest and most protracted conflicts.... Read more »

Ethiopia Announces Peace Deal With Eritrea : NPR

Ethiopia’s Parliament announced an early end to a state of emergency and then the ruling party decided to unilaterally, and without any conditions, accept a peace deal with its neighbor Eritrea. STEVE... Read more »

Ethiopia moves to lift state of emergency two months early as tensions ease

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a rally April 11 in Ambo, Ethi­o­pia. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s government... Read more »