Ethiopia: Change is easy, democracy is complicated (By Kebour Ghenna)

Ethiopia: Change is easy, democracy is complicated (By Kebour Ghenna)

By Kebour GhennaSeptember 1, 2019 It takes institutions like political parties to advance democracy, as long as no one party has too much power. Under the system we have now in Ethiopia, one party and one individual wield too much power and absolute discretion. And this is no good. Today I focus only on the […]

U.S. Asst. Sec. of State visits Ethiopia

U.S. Asst. Sec. of State visits Ethiopia

ESAT December 12,2016 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Affairs Tom Malinowski will travel to Ethiopia from December 14-17, the office of the spokesperson for the assistant secretary said in a short statement.[adToAppearHere] ‚ÄúDuring his visit, he will meet with government officials as part of a continued dialogue on human rights […]

Chancellor Merkel says Ethiopian regime should allow protests

Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) October 11,2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she told Ethiopian prime minister that protests should be allowed and that any police response should be proportionate. Opposition groups should be included in the political process, she noted. “I made the case that you should have open talks with people […]