U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

US embassy in Addis Ababa February 17, 2018 We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of violence and loss of life, but firmly believe that the […]

Is Ethiopian government begging for more protest with too little appeasement?

Is Ethiopian government begging for more protest with too little appeasement?

No meaningful reform yet. Can Ethiopian government get away with too little political appeasement? borkena Editorial January 4,2018 The chairpersons of the four parties ( ANDP, OPDO, SEPDM, and TPLF) that make up the ruling EPRDF coalition appeared for a televised brief to update the public about the changes they will make as part of […]

“Double face of Oromo struggle.” What should OPDO do about it?

“Double face of Oromo struggle.” What should OPDO do about it?

OPDO showed determination not to dwell on the radical ethno-nationalist narrative and seem to have interest to be a party with a solution for all Ethiopians. What should the organization do in Oromo region of Ethiopia to achieve that objective? Editorial borkena December 27, 2017 This week Wazema Radio aired interesting coverage entitled “የኦሮሞ ትግል […]

Ethiopia will never be the same for TPLF. What should Tigray and the party do?

Ethiopia will never be the same for TPLF. What should Tigray and the party do?

With mounting protest against TPLF supremacy, what is the way out? Editorial borkena December 14,2017 After nearly three decades of ethnic-based federal structure and political mobilization along ethnic lines which led to radicalized competing ethnic nationalism (ethno-supremacist tendency in some cases), Ethiopia is now plunged to what looks like an insurmountable ethnic violence which can […]

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