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The Ins and outs of EPRDF’s Convention

The security situation in the country beginning 2015 seems to be going from bad to worst with no end to the violence and attack on peaceful citizens. The widespread protest in the country more or less shifted in locations than receding and every such incident happens to claim more lives every month.

Banking on indigenous capacity

Paradox is the hallmark of Ethiopia’s economic stride. In the past decade or so, Ethiopian development planners have been grappling with a nagging problem; which is keeping the delicate balance between speedy growth and sustainability.

An unprecedented year for MPs

This year can be considered to be the most eventful and dynamic in the political, economic and social realms ever since the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took power back in 1991.

Ruling party at crossroads

The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) is reported to be long overdue to hold one of its eventful national congresses.

Gulf-Horn geopolitics: the new frontier

The Horn Region is increasingly seen as an important strategic asset by regional and international powers. This has resulted in its becoming a key battle front in this balancing game for political influences played out by several regional actors including the ones in the Middle East; the most prominent amongst them have been Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Navigating the kinks of Ethiopia’s federalism

Last week, reports of a major unrest and an orchestrated attack on non-Somalis residing in the Ethio-Somali Regional State started to leak out on Saturday. In a matter of hours, non-Somali residents in Jigjiga were scrambling for cover from what was said to be an organized assault on their lives and property.

The new administration’s multifaceted problems

In the months leading to Abiy Ahmed’s (PhD) election as chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) eventually becoming Prime Minister of Ethiopia, many countries, groups and even individuals, who were observing the matters closely, were expressing their concerns and fear that there might be a possibility of a Yugoslav-style fragmentation in Ethiopia.

A border not more than a thin line: Ethio-Eritrean relationship

A high-level Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh arrived in the Addis Ababa Tuesday. The delegation - which was received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) on Tuesday - also included Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki's right-hand man Yemane Gebreab.

Extending the olive branch

Ever since Abiy Ahmed (PhD) emerged as the leader of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), eventually becoming the Prime Minister of Ethiopia a little over two months ago, Ethiopia is witnessing a series of unprecedented events.

Breaking the mold 

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) released high-profile prisoners and detainees including Andargachew Tsige and other former government officials and individuals charged with grand corruption cases, this week. Though the release of the prisoners were viewed as a positive political development, one question which keeps coming up this week is on what the grounds these officials suspected and convicted of corruption charges are going free, writes Neamin Ashenafi and Brook Abdu.