The 2010 Ethiopian year (2017/18) has seen all; it has been tumultuous, eventful, joyous, sorrowful and shocking. It began with a relatively monotonous tone which felt more like maintaining the status quo of the past three years where the country had been rocked by violence in almost all parts of the country. However, although expected to some extent, nobody had imagined it would take the path it took by the middle of the year. One major incident was the re-declaration of a State of Emergency a few months after it was removed. Another low point came when Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, who led the country for a little more than five years, announced his resignation. A while after the resignation of Hailemariam, the country reached a high point with the coming of Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to the country’s top office. Abiy’s swift changes and measures of reform – including the peace deal with Eritrea and the shakeup in military and security apparatus – were accepted by many, but the conflicts and violence continued in various parts of the country. The conflicts resulted in the resignation of officials at the lower echelons of the government while the later culminated in the arrest of a regional president, Abdi Mohammed Omar. The end of the year witnessed vocal and outspoken politicians dominating the airwaves and news headlines. Lidetu Ayalew was from the opposition camp who was vocal in his critics regarding the new administration and Bereket Simon came from the ruling party itself to ‘unmask’ the internal fractures in the party system. No one word can tell this story as a whole.