Tag: In Depth
Even though it did not last long, the reforms introduced following the ascendance to power of Abiy Ahmed (PhD) as Prime Minister brought about short-lived widespread political and social changes, including greater freedoms for citizens, CSOs, political parties, and the media
Following the Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) announcement earlier in September that preparations have been finalized to form a new administration and will take Office as of October 4, 2021; the issue has become a talking point by political commentators and fellow Ethiopians from different walks of life.
he Tigray war is approaching its first anniversary with no end in sight; the cloud has no silver lining. The war has cost the country dearly in every aspect one can imagine ranging from human, material, economic and diplomatic fronts to political arena, posing fear of disintegration for the federation.
The political developments in Ethiopia over the past three years, since PM Abiy Ahmed came to power, have descended the country into an all-out war in the North. Another case in point set to pose such a challenge is the Benshangul Gumuz regional state’s security situation which is claiming civilian lives every day.
The events that have taken place in the just concluded Ethiopian year can be summed up by the Danish proverb: “The year has a wide mouth and a big belly.” Through its wide-open mouth and a cavernous belly, the past year ingested a lot filling the pit with everything ranging from euphoria to despair. In this piece, The Reporter walks its esteemed readers through a rollercoaster year for Ethiopian politics.