Book Review: “Medemer”, A Book by Dr. Abiy Ahmed

By Assefa A. Lemu Exordium The book titled “Medemer” and written by Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy was launched  on  October 19, 2019 at a Millennium...

Six causes of transitional trauma

December 2, 2019 by Ahmed Mohammed There is almost no prospect of a swift and painless democratic transition in Ethiopia Authoritarian regimes in Ethiopia—Imperial, Derg, and EPRDF alike—irrespective...

You Snooze, You Lose! Wake Up Slumbering Diaspora Ethiopian Giant!

By Alemayehu G, Mariam Author’s Note:  I have written this commentary as a wake-up call to diaspora Ethiopians, particularly those in the United States. Fundamental...

Why We Should Be Concerned About the Politics of AU (African...

November 30, 2019 Tegenaw Goshu “The African Union Organizes the 6th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies’?” This is the title of a report I read...

The new proclamation in the making, Ethiopia aims to privatize six...

Bileh Jelan/ Addis Standard Addis Abeba November 29/2019 – Ethiopia’s State Minister of Finance, Eyob Tekalign (PhD), said Ethiopia was in the process of conducting evaluations...

Ethiopia: An African Political Miracle in Africa?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall —...

Ethiopia: I Remember the Slaughter of November 2005 in 2019!

By Prof, Alemayehu G. Mariam Justice for the Victims of the Meles Massacres Special Author’s Note: For years, I have memorialized the month of November by...

Was the Sidama People’s Vote for Statehood in Awassa Free and Fair? 

By Damo Gotamo The vote on a referendum for the Sidama autonomy in Awassa and Sidama Zone took place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. We...

“On the Question of Nationalities in Ethiopia” – A Historical Review...

By Yared Tibebu – November 17, 2019 Introduction Wallelign Mekonnen's article "On the Question of Nationalities in Ethiopia" was published 50 years ago today on Nov...

Southern comfort on the rocks

by Ermias Tasfaye Since June, the Sidama campaign for a new federal state in southern Ethiopia was on a rollercoaster, riding the political contortions of...

Ethiopia at Risk: Radical Islam Harbored in Ethnic Extremism – Part...

Mathewos Filipos, M.D. This is a follow-up of my first article entitled ‘Ethiopia at Risk: Radical Islam Harbored in Ethnic Extremism’  In that article I...

“OK, Hippos!”, Growled Ethiopia’s (Abo Shemanes) Cheetahs

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam … Ethiopia’s Cheetah Generation is the only generation that could rescue Ethiopia from the steel claws of T-TPLF tyranny and...

Abiy has made peace with the devil himself

By wondemagne ejigu The Norwegian Nobel Committee have announced that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019. The motive...

A Make-or-Break Moment Nears for Ethiopia’s Political Transformation

HIGHLIGHTS Hard-line regionalism and interethnic violence will likely surge in the run-up to Ethiopia's May 2020 elections as competing groups increasingly clash for power. ...

The elasticated demands of ethnic extremists and the malarkey given by...

By Tibebe. Birihan The constant sermon like parlance by the PM doesn’t seem to be holding the same resonance it once had. People are becoming...

DIGITAL PSYCHO-TERRORISTS’ INFOWARS ON ETHIOPIA: Fool Me Once, Shame on You....

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: The information war (InfoWars) on Ethiopia today is in full swing. Lies, fake news and disinformation intended to bamboozle,...

Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

By Yohannes Gedamu When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018, the political reforms and initiatives he promised were met with much hope and optimism....

Ethiopia where the oppressed become the oppressor

By Teklu Abate Following the election on 2 April 2018 (by the EPRDF) of Dr Abiy Ahmed as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, there was massive, country-wide...

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed is facing the greatest test of his leadership

Ethnic and religious tensions that have spilled into violence and the deaths of dozens of protesters have their roots in the 1990s constitution Last month...

Liberal democracy is no liberator

November 3, 2019 by Emmanuel Yirdaw Under the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the EPRDF ruling coalition diagnosed two existential threats: a perpetuation of poverty and...

The PM Abiy administration’s Conundrum

By Tibebe Birihan  After a good fresh start when taking the helm a year and half ago, PM Abiy seemed to be destined to unify...

Violent Extremism and the Warning Signs of Civil War Ethiopia Today

By  Dawit Wolde Giorgis A year ago, the people of Ethiopia ecstatically welcomed PM Abiy Ahmed and his colleague Lemma Megersa as peacemakers, unifiers...

Ethnic Amharas  in Oromiya Regional State at Risk of Genocide  

(By Meskerem Abera) The incumbent government ruling over Ethiopia is headed by an Oromo prime minister, Abiye Ahmed ,who won Nobel Peace prisze of 2019....

“Medemer” by Abiy Ahmed, Ph.D., An Interpretive Book Review, (Part II)

Working Through Political Entropy in Ethiopia With Medemer By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Medemer” (original in Amharic), Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Nobel Peace...
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