Jawar Mohammed, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, June 14/2018 – Since the Neway Brothers’ attempted coup d’etat of 1960, generations of Ethiopians have fought and died for the ideals of a democratic republic where the rights, dignity and equality of citizens are respected and protected by law. Though the struggle waged for nearly six decades … Continue reading OPINION: MANAGING TRANSITION IN ETHIOPIA: AVERTING A LOOMING DANGER
Addis Standard:Editorial Addis Abeba, June 12/2018 – Comments on the “no-war, no-peace” status between Ethiopia and Eritrea can be viewed and/or assessed from three levels. At the diagnostic level, it is argued (rightly) that the border dispute that was presented as the official reason behind the outbreak of the war was simply a mask for … Continue reading EDITORIAL: POST-PROJECT X FOR ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA: HOW TO MOVE FROM CONTAINMENT TO DÉTENTE
By Alem Mamo Conceivably, if there is a single most important question that requires in depth interrogation in the present political atmosphere of Ethiopia it is this one: was/is there ethnic conflict in Ethiopia? Though it seems straightforward enough, it is an enormous research question that necessitates proper scrutiny and systemic analysis. Moreover, to provide an … Continue reading Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?
By Tsegaye R Ararssa* 1 – Introduction Addis Abeba, November 22/2017 – No time has been more eventful in Ethiopia than the one we are living in. Years of peaceful protests in Oromia, later also augmented by flashes of resistance in Konsoand the Amhara region, seem to have shaken the regime to its core and have brought the country to a … Continue reading COMMENTARY -TRANSFORMATION FROM WITHIN: HOPE OR MIRAGE? THE OPDO-ANDM ALLIANCE AND THE PROSPECT OF REFORM
Addis Abeba, November 18/2017 – Reliable sources tell Addis Standard that René Lefort, a prominent scholar known for his critical observation of Ethiopian politics, was deported by Ethiopian authorities up on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba on Tuesday November 14, 2017. According to sources familiar with the matter and who want to remain anonymous, René … Continue reading ETHIOPIAN AUTHORITIES DEPORT PROMINENT SCHOLAR RENÉ LEFORT FROM AIRPORT; NO EXPLANATION
Every authoritarian regime has its own symbol of economic exploitations and monopoly either in an individual face or in an organizational mask. Ethiopia, despite its success in persuading its western allies that it is combating poverty using its fast economic growth and democratization, remained to be one of the poorest and most closed countries where … Continue reading ANALYSIS: INSIDE THE CONTROVERSIAL EFFORT