Ethiopia’s Charismatic Leader: Riding the Wave of Populism or Reforming Ethnic Federalism?

| by Alemayehu Weldemariam Preaching unity is one thing, but the Prime Minister’s methods risk undermining the political system that ties Ethiopia’s federation together. Abiy Ahmed must capitalize on his brilliant and bold beginning with careful, inclusive reforms. “But even regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Charismatic Leader: Riding the Wave of Populism or Reforming Ethnic Federalism?

Could One Reckless Act Derail Ethiopia’s Hopeful Transition?

June 23, 2018 is not a day that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will easily forget. That morning he spoke at a rally where a huge Meskal Square crowd gathered to enthusiastically support his reforms and message of tolerance. The joyous event was a far cry from the protests and violence that engulfed the country only … Continue reading Could One Reckless Act Derail Ethiopia’s Hopeful Transition?