Now Ethiopia's Prime Minister Resigns
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition. His government has faced a crisis of legitimacy amidst huge protests, particularly by members of the populous Oromo and Amhara groups. Hundreds have been killed in resulting clashes with security forces.
Deutsche Welle, 15 February 2018
Hailemariam's resignation comes amid protracted anti-government protests that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained. He will continue in his role until the "power… Read more »
Ethiopia: Relentless Protests Forced Out PM
African Arguments, 15 February 2018
The stepping down of Hailemariam Desalegn will not satisfy Ethiopia's protesters. But it is a start. Read more »
Observer, 15 February 2018
Less than 24 hours after South African President Jacob Zuma was forced to resign by his own party, another African leader has thrown in the towel. Read more »
Addis Standard, 15 February 2018
After six years of power struggle within the ruling party since the death of the only leader the party had known; three years of relentless protests by the Oromo, later joined by… Read more »
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Ethiopia: A Victory for the Oromo Protesters?
Atlantic Council, 14 February 2018
The protest movement playing out in Ethiopia is one of the most consequential conflicts on the African continent - more than any other, it has the potential to upend US policy in… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 14 February 2018
Ethiopia has released opposition leaders, journalists and protesters from its notorious prisons. Many have also had the charges against them dropped and are calling for the release… Read more »
Ethiopian Herald, 14 February 2018
Hatred in any country or socio-political setting emanates from multiple causes. Some of the causes are historical, economic and socio-psychological. History is full of incidents of… Read more »
Business, schools and transport to and from Lege T'afo on the eastern outskirt of Addis Abeba is disrupted as the stay-at-home protest in Oromia enters its second day. Read more »