It was back in July 2018, while Prime Minister Abiy Ahemed (PhD) was visiting the US that he told thousands of Ethiopian diaspora that the ultimate goal of his government would be to ensure that a democratic election takes place in Ethiopia.
They are in their early twenties and passionate about technology. They say they would love to invent from day in, day out; a dream they crave to live. Rediet Berhanu, Yonas Woldegebriel, and Nebiyu Ahmed were competing in ‘Solve It!’ IT competition challenge organized by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa in partnership with iCog Labs and Humanity Plus.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.