Ethiopia: National Security, the Economy and Elections

Elias Dawit 7-25-19 Although unfashionable in today’s political discourse to bring up the ideas of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, it is hard to ignore his thinking on issues related to Ethiopia’s national security and economy. In a country of over 100 million people cohabitating together in a rough neighborhood of ethnic, religious, regional and political differences—and increasingly an enormous generational […]

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Regional power grab attempt causes rare discord in Ethiopia coalition!!!

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A failed regional coup in Ethiopia has exposed rare divisions in the alliance that has dominated the country for three decades, with two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition trading insults in a public feud.  If war breaks out in Northern Ethiopia because the inept federal government failed to uphold the rule […]

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PM Abiy reforms in Ethiopia lift the lid on ethnic tensions

Ethiopia’s system of ethnic federalism was always going to be vulnerable to politicians playing on atavistic sentiments.And the speed of Mr. Abiy’s reforms has unsettled the four-party coalition that makes up the ruling party. There is acute alienation among Tigrayans .In Oromia and Amhara – the two most populous states – smaller parties have emerged appealing to crude ethnic sentiment […]

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The American economy likely just entered its longest-ever expansion – here’s who benefited in 3 charts

The U.S. economy likely surpassed an important milestone last month: Americans are now experiencing the longest economic expansion in the nation’s history, assuming the data still being collected bears this out.This is certainly good news and something to celebrate. But, as an economist who focuses on income inequality, I believe it’s important to look deeper into the data to see […]

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Impact of Prime Minister of Abiy’s Pardons & Contemporary Status of EPRDF

Berhanu Tsega, (berha2020@gmail.com)  7-2-19 At the moment, the four founding political parties of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) have different political statuses. In a nutshell, the Southern Peoples Democratic Movement (SEPDM)could be likened with a dormant volcano. Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the once strong party that bravely fought on side of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) […]

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