WHAT IS HAPPENING TO EPRDF’S DEVELOPMENTAL STATE?

Ayele Gelan, (PhD), special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 29/2018 – It would prove useful to re-iterate the fundamental reasons that caused popular uprisings in Ethiopia during the last few years, forcing the ruling party EPRDF to crack open and eventually begin to unleash the on-going reform.  The slogans held during those protests may vary…

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IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: MANAGING POLITICAL TRANSITION IN ETHIOPIA: THE CHOICE FACTOR

Ezekiel Gebissa, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, October 17/2018 – Ethiopia is in the midst of a political transition. There is genuine elation that the rule of violence has ended and a democratically elected government is in the offing. Yet, there is collective anxiety that this transition could become another false start to democracy. A sense…

ኦቦ ዳውድ ያዘጋጁት የዶ/ር ዓብይ ፈተና!

ኦቦ ዳውድ ያዘጋጁት የዶ/ር ዓብይ ፈተና ! | ሬሞንድ ኃይሉ ኤርትራ መቀመጫቸውን አድረገው ከታገሉ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሰት ተቃዋሚዎች ውስጥ ለፕሬዘዳንት ኢሳይያስ ቅርብ የነበሩ ሰው ናቸው፡፡ በአሰመራ ጎዳናዎች ላይ ከሚታዩ ቅንጡ መኪኖች መካከል አንዱን የሚነዱት ኦቦ ዳወድ የወዲ አፎም ጥሩ ወዳጅም ሁነው ነበር፡፡ በዚህ የተነሳም የኢትዮጵያን ፖለቲካ በወፍ በረር ሳሆን በውሉ ይረዱታል፡፡ ኦቦ ዳውድ ጠቅላይ ሚንሰትር ዓብይ…

ጊዜያዊ የተኩስ አቁም በኢትዮጵያ!

ጊዜያዊ የተኩስ አቁም በኢትዮጵያ! | ማዕረግ ጌታቸው የመቶ አመት ታሪካችን በተኩስ አቁም ስምምነት የተሞላ ነው፡፡ ሦስት ስር ነቀል የስርዓት ለውጦችን ብናደርግም ከዚህ አዙሪት አልተላቀቅንም፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ ታሪክ ትልቁ ሌጋሲ ተኩስ አቁም ነው፡፡ ቀዳማዊ ኃይለስላሴ ከተማሪው የበረታባቸውን የተቃውሞ ድምጽ ለማስታገስ ብዙ ጥረዋል፡፡ ዙፋናቸውን ከመልቀቃቸው በፊት ሚንስትሮችን ሳይቀር ቀያይረዋል፡፡ የዓይናቸው ብሌን የሚባሉትን አክሊሉ ኃብተ ወለድ በእንዳልካቸው መኮንን…

Why Abiy Ahmed need to be serious about anarchism in the military

Borkena Editorial October 11,2018 Barely a week after the ruling coalition’s 11th congress re-elected Abiy Ahmed, with unanimous vote, as chairman which means that he will also remain in his prime ministerial post until the next national election, he experienced incidents yesterday that happen only in a coup d’état like situation. 240 armed Special Forces,…

የኢትዮጵያ ወይንስ የትግራይ አየር መንገድ?

ማስታወሻ፡- ይህን ጽሑፍ የጻፍኩትና ለድረገፆች የላክሁት የዛሬ ሁለት ዓመት ገደማ ነው፡፡ አሁን ከአንድ ድረገፅ ጠልፌ በድጋሚ የላክሁበት ምክንያት በትናንትናው ዕለት በአማራ ቲቪ የተከታተልኩትን በብሔሩ ሰበብ የአንድን ፓይለት ወደ ገበሬነት የመለወጥ ዘግናኝ እውነት ለማጠናከር ነው፡፡ ሀገራችን የለዬላት የጉድ ሀገር ናት፡፡ የምንጽፈው ሁሉ በአብዛኛው ሃቅ መሆኑን የዚህን ወጣት ፓይለት ታሪክና ዛሬ ጧት ደግሞ በኢሳት ቲቪ ይህንኑ እውነታ…

WHERE TO BE, ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT OF ABIY? THAT IS THE QUESTION

Messay Kebede, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 11/2018 – Ethnic tensions and violent clashes and subsequent displacements of people in some regions of Ethiopia and around Addis Abeba have set off alarmist, if not distraught, reactions among political analysts, activists, and ordinary people. While for some these tragic events reveal the weakness of Prime Minister…

ANALYSIS: DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN ABIY’S ETHIOPIA: MANAGING THE BAD, THE GOOD AND THE TROUBLING

G. Teressa, For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, September 25/2018 – The power relationship within the four-member ruling coalition party—the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-which has ruled Ethiopia autocratically for 27 years, has been irreversibly changed. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is no longer the kingmaker after suffering an ignominious defeat by the tactical alliance…

The death of General Manager of the Grand Dam

When the news of the death of Chief Engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD, Simegnew Bekele was posted on some news websites of July 26, 2018, a wave of horror and shock was experienced among millions of Ethiopians. They considered it as if something that had to do with their sovereignty had been…

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