Tuesday, February 27, 2024

In Depth

Electoral reform on the horizon

In the last two elections, the ruling party, and its allies, won 99.9 percent and 100 percent of the seats in the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR). This result left substantial number of votes given to the opposition parties unrepresented in the HPR.

Setting the tone

On the aftermath of the renewed political unrest in the Oromia Regional State and the decree of the state of emergency by the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, the President of the Republic, Mulatu Teshom (PhD), delivered his the State of the Union addressed on Tuesday.

Leadership reshuffle: could it be enough?

Last week’s Irrecha festivities ended in a gruesome tragedy the likes of which is not common to public holidays in Ethiopia.

Tracing Hailemariam’s leadership identity

September 21, 2016 marks Hailemariam Desalegne’s 4th year since he assumed power as the chief executive of the Ethiopian administration. In truth, since the death of Meles Zenawi in August 2012, the world has been closely watching how Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is performing as a leader. 
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Breeding challenges in Ethiopia’s federalist system

Development scholars have always been mesmerized by the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front’s development experiment, which combines a highly decentralized and democratic political order of federalism and state-driven fast economic growth.

The ambitions of the lesser-known African...

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.

Year of unrest

The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, has struggled with protests for nearly a year.

Counting the costs

There has not been a specific trigger and what is being seen is an accumulation of years of frustration from people who say they have been marginalized by the government.
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Japan showing more purpose in Africa

Finally the dust has settled in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The streets have resumed their normal activities. The situation today stands in stark contrast to the one a week ago, when 10,000 visitors from the Far eastern nation, Japan, and from the rest of Africa descended on Nairobi.

Tough task ahead

The Council of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has started evaluating its 15 years journey on the path of reform. 

Obama’s greatest legacy empowers next generation...

As the Obama presidency is near its end and historians are set to reflect on the legacy of America's first black president, one cannot help but look favorably on the impact he has had on the continent of Africa. 

Imminent virtual danger

It started off as a political protest by the Oromos of Ethiopia against a host of agendas which includes the Addis Ababa and Oromia Special Zone Integrated Master Plan and some blanket political agendas such as marginalization.
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