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Rebirth of the ruling party

As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Chairman of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), is pushing for the merger of the Front and its affiliates into a single party; the quest on the legality of the prospective party and the controversy surrounding it are still far from over.

The tragedy that left Adama in shock

"I don't know if I can ever stand on my own feet,” Wegayehu Bizuwork cried as he attempted to make sense of the sudden loss of his youngest son in Adama. “I should be anticipating his high school graduation, not his funeral,” he explained as family members and friends streamed past him weeping and screaming the name of the 16-year-old inside his residence.

A rough patch for Ethiopia’s reform

Last week’s turn of events in Ethiopia was probably a big sign of the problems surrounding the so-called political reform. Many still fear that the country is still on the brink of major ethnic and religion induced conflicts.   

Roaring October

October, a month which kicked off in jubilation, is ending in grief and tragedy for most Ethiopians. And for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), it was a month where he has successfully inaugurated his brainchild, Unity Park, launched his book ‘Medemer’ and to top it all off, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Scrutinizing 2019 nobel selection: views from the ground

On April 02, 2018, the newly minted Chairman of Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Abiy Ahmed Ali formally took the job of an Ethiopian Prime Minister in a swearing-in ceremony held at the nearly full House of People’s Representatives (HPR).

Dissecting Sahle-work’s remarks

Kicking off the new Parliamentary Year and making history along the way in becoming the first Female President to address the Joint Session of the two Houses, President Sahle-work Zewde has presented the government’s agenda for the coming year.

Navigating uncharted water: the Nile hype  

True to the national narrative on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Egyptian media has always been instrumental in pushing Egypt’s real or assumed concerns over the dam’s impact on the nation and its future.

A dawn of hope for resuscitated CSOs

It would not be an overstatement to say that prior to the year 2005, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were relatively vibrant and thriving throughout Ethiopia. According to reports, CSOs operating in the country between 1991 and 2005 were in a much better position in terms of finance and human resources.

Ethiopia on its toes: A year of political upheaval

Two days ago, Ethiopians bid farewell to another year (according to Ethiopian calendar). It was not an easy year to say the least. The past one year,by most accounts, was full of political drama (with far reaching consequences) and gut-wrenching human tragedy.

New Education Roadmap: Salvation?

Although the history of modern education in Ethiopia can be traced back to the 1940s, the concept of formal and organized education is not new to the country on account of widespread church education offered to religious scholars and leaders which spans over many centuries in Ethiopia.