Amidst pockets of unrest, civil disobedience, criminal offences, and constant fear towards the upcoming elections; Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) faced questions raised by the House of People’s Representative’s (HPR) on February 4, 2020.
The intolerance that has long animated Ethiopian politics is once again rearing its ugly head. Incapable of standing on their own two feet, infantile political actors are peddling poisonous rhetoric to stoke internecine strife with the aim of fomenting instability and thereby garner the public’s vote.
Over fifty million voters are eligible to cast their ballot in the upcoming elections featuring various political parties and coalitions that are expected to be more robust than those which took part in previous editions.
As is customary on the eve of New Year major media houses, non-governmental organizations and respected analysts reflected on the key events and challenges which unfolded in 2019 and what 2020 has in store.
While presenting to Parliament the federal government’s draft budget for the current fiscal year at the end of the previous fiscal year, the Minister of Finance warned that the downward trajectory the Ethiopian economy was on since 2015 required urgent solutions.