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Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia: Bandwagon or Hegemony?

‘As a son of a Muslim father, a student of conflict studies with a PhD in Peace and Security Studies, and a politician who brokered peace between parties to religious conflicts in his home town, Abiy Ahmed would naturally be expected to has overcome the “siege mentality” of Ethiopian leaders vis-a-vis Arab powers.’ The New…

Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia

Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare. BY FLORIAN BIEBER, WONDEMAGEGN TADESSE GOSHU within a few shorts months, Ethiopia has witnessed a dramatic transformation. The new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, signed a peace agreement with Eritrea after years of simmering tensions. He…

“ማንኛውም የህወሓት ታጋይ እጁን ከሚሰጥ ራሱን ያጥፋ!” ረዳት ፕሮፌሰር መሃሪ ዮሃንስ

የፖለቲካል ሳይንስና ስትራቴጂክ ስተዲስ ምሁር – መሓሪ ዮሀንስ | አገራዊው የፖለቲካ ለውጥ በትግራይ ብሄርተኛ ኤሊቶች አይን |”ዶ/ር አብይ የተጋሩ ድጋፍ ከፈለገ ከደርጋዊ አካሄድ ወጥቶና እውነተኛ ኦሮሞ ሆኖ በመፈቃቀድ ላይ የተመሰረተውን ፌደራላዊውን ስርአት ያስቀጥል” መሓሪ ዮሃንስ

A week in battlefield Moyale: a doctor who survived an RPG

Henok Samuel, MD After the last conflict which I posted [in November this year] titled ‘The endless battle of Moyale’, the town was in a tense situation – there had been palpable fear and tension in the air and we were wary of the situation. There have been occasional clashes leaving casualties and some deaths…

AT LEAST A DOZEN CIVILIANS KILLED BY ARMY INSIDE BEKELE MOLLA HOTEL IN MOYALE

Sources reaching out to Addis Standard say a deadly shooting involving the federal army which took place inside the Bekele Molla Hotel in Moyale city has claimed the lives of at least a dozen civilians. According to the information sent by sources, the incident happened during talks between regional security forces, representatives of the two warring factions…

THE CLAMOR FOR OWN STATE IN ETHIOPIA: ILL-TIMED

Zemelak Ayitenew Ayele, for Addis Standard Several ethnic communities (Nations and nationalities in the parlance of the FDRE Constitution) of the SNNPRS are clamoring to secede from the region and establish their own state using the clause under Article 47(2) of the FDRE Constitution. The zonal councils of Guraghe, Sidama, Kaffa, and Gamo communities, among…

PM Abiy Ahmed Among The Most Influential African In 2018

News Africa Magazine a London based monthly magazine picked Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed as the most influential African in the year 2018. The magazine picked 100 influential Africans in the year 2018 and unlike the previous list this time more Ethiopians made it to the list. PM Abiy Ahmed sweeping reforms in rebranding Ethiopia image…

MORE COULD BE BETTER: ETHIOPIA’S FEDERALISM AND NEW STATES

Belachew Mekuria (PhD), for Addis Standard In post-cold war East Africa, two contradictory yet concurrent events – integration and disintegration of states – are in the making. While in neighboring Ethiopia and Sudan we had witnessed two countries becoming four (Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Republic of Sudan), other five East African nations – Burundi,…

TENSIONS HIGH IN WESTERN OROMIA FOLLOWING CLASHES BETWEEN OLF MILITIA, SECURITY FORCES

Addis Abeba, October 29/2018 – Tensions were high since the weekend following clashes between supporters of rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) led by Dawud Ibsa and security forces, DW Amharic reported citing eyewitnesses as its source of information. The BBC Amharic on its part reported there were clashes between OLF militamen and federal security forces this morning in Kelem…

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