Ethiopia: A Country on the Brinks

By Dawit Woldegiorgis, Visiting Scholar at Boston University, African Studies Center ‘Absolutely Oversold’***********************As instability and violence spreads across much of Ethiopia, with most recent incidents getting close to the capital in Northern Showa, it is becoming a matter of grave concern to Ethiopians and regional governments, whether there will be a full-fledged civil war in Ethiopia….

The Jawar Phenomenon

By Major Dawit Woldegiorgis PM Ably seems to have taken a calculated decision to play the ethnic card to perhaps appease the radicals within his party. For certain, his ethnic base is fired up and their expectations are high. His colleague Jawar Mohamed, another fiery demagogue who preaches ethnic and religious extremism has been invited…

10TH ORGANIZATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SPDP UNDERWAY; AHMED SHIDE, MUSTEFA OMER LIKELY THE NEXT CHAIRMAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PARTY

Hayalnesh Gezahegn Addis Abeba, April 01/2019 – The 10th organizational conference of the Somali People’s Democratic Party (SPDP) underway in Jigjiga city, the capital of Somali regional state. The conference began with preliminary panel discussion on various topics on Sunday March 31 and is expected to last until Wednesday April 03/2019. This is SPDP’s first major…

PUTTING HUMPTY DUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN: THE RESTORATION OF EPRDF?

Kjetil Tronvoll (@KjetilTronvoll), For Addis Standard The Ethiopian government, and its regional states’ authorities, are increasingly facing challenges to enforce order and security control over the territory of the federation. Several areas are allegedly not administratively ‘connected’ to the center, but run by local groupings who have either kicked out or breached with the party…

Mengistu Hailemariam is interested to return home after decades long exile

Mengistu’s Oromo father, Haile Mariam Wolde Ayana, was born in Furii, the then 8 km west of Addis Ababa (now in Addis Ababa due to the city’s growth). He was in the service of the Shewan landowner Afenegus Eshete Geda, who had encountered him while he was on a hunting expedition in the administrative district of Gimira and Maji, then under the…

ANALYSIS: “SHE IS A CAREER WOMAN NOT A DRUG TRAFFICKER!” FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ETHIOPIAN WOMAN DETAINED IN CHINA SAY

Zecharias Zelalem To say that Abby Abera has been mentally drained over the course of the past two and a half months would be an understatement. She has spent the lion’s share of the time comforting relatives both at home in Ethiopia and abroad, as well as trying to read up on the Chinese judicial…

EXCLUSIVE: THE 40:40:20 ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENT IN DIRE DAWA WAS CORRECTED FROM THE GATE GO AS 40:60: FORMER MAYOR

On March 12, the Council of Dire Dawa city, a chartered city in eastern Ethiopia, appointed Mahdi Gire as the new Mayor of the city after Ibrahim Ousman Farah, who was the Mayor of the city for the last three and half years, unexpectedly reassigns. Ibrahim Ousman administered the city in what can safely be…

ISRAELI VOLUNTEERS CONDEMN ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT’S HANDLING OF PLANE CRASH

Azriel Schnitzer, commander of the ZAKA delegation in Ethiopia, said, “We never encountered such a difficult situation. I was at the scene together with ZAKA volunteers.” ZAKA, a series of voluntary community emergency response teams in Israel, has condemned the Ethiopian government for its handling of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302, accusing them…

#ET302 CRASH: THE WORLD MOURNS WITH ETHIOPIA. CHRONICLES OF EVENTS

Addis Abeba, March 11/2019 – Click On This Link To Read Addis Standard‘s Minute By Minute Update On The #ET302Crash Since The News Was First Broken By PM Abiy Ahmed’s Office Yesterday. The Thread Includes Pictures, Statements From Ethiopian Airline And Boeing, News Aggregates From External Sources And More. Or click below  Source: Addis Standard

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: CAN ETHIOPIA MAKE THE TRANSIT TO STABILITY?

Mehari Taddele Maru, For Addis Standard –@DrMehari  Addis Abeba, March 05/2019 – This has been an eventful year for Ethiopia’s politics. Under Abiy Ahmed Ali, who became Prime Minister in April 2018, the government has eased its previous authoritarian stance on various central issues. A national state of emergency imposed by Abiy’s predecessor has been lifted…

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