Is A State of Emergency The Solution in Ethiopia?
This decision is counterproductive to the government's stated goals of political reform and inclusive governance. It undercuts security by emboldening those who believe that violence is the only way to achieve fundamental political reform, but it also negates the national and international goodwill generated by the country's unprecedented recent release of hundreds of high-profile political prisoners, writes Kelsey Lilley for Atlantic Council Africa Center.
Businesses and schools are closed, and transport was disrupted to and from Lege T'afo, on the eastern outskirt of Addis Abeba, as the stay-at-home protest in Oromia enters its second day.
Ethiopian Herald, 20 February 2018
If I could recommend only one article from a foreign author to address Ethiopia's current situation, it would be Donald Levine's 2007 essay "Ethiopia's Missed Chances" in… Read more »
Ethiopia: Communique That Hit Bulls-Eye
Addis Fortune, 17 February 2018
There have been multiple calls for political inclusiveness, but more often than not they have remained just that. But the recent communique by the Oromia People's Democratic… Read more »
Addis Fortune, 18 February 2018
Last week would pass as the most consequential time in Ethiopia's political history since the mid-1970s right before the deposition of Emperor Hailesellasie's government. So much… Read more »
The U.S. embassy in Ethiopia has said that it disagrees with the government's decision to impose a state of emergency to calm potential unrest the day after the prime minister's ... Read more »
Ethiopia's Council of Ministers "has declared a state of emergency", @AddisStandard says in a TweetRead more »