Category: Politics

Gedu Andargachew resigns;  replaced by Ambachew Mekonen

Gedu replaced by Ambachew Mekonen The reason behind resignation remains unclear Gedu warned against the dangers of polarized political climate The president of the Amhara National Regional State, Gedu Andargachew tendered his resignation Friday which was accepted by the Amhara…
The EPRDF should make or break: Merera Gudina

Merera Gudina discusses Ethiopia’s ongoing political transition Merera Gudina was among the speakers giving remarks at an event organized by the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris on February 21. The event, organized by the independent research and…
Home demolitions spark anger, confusion

Thousands of people have been internally displaced as part of the region’s crackdown on homes that authorities say are illegal The town of Legetafo, located in the Oromia regional state adjacent to the north-eastern suburbs of Addis Ababa, has seen…
Bulcha Demeksa announces run for parliament

 Bulcha advises not to overburden the current government with too much expectation Opposition leader Bulcha Demeksa, 89, has declared his intention to run for a parliament seat, as the country builds up to an election scheduled for next year. He…
Emperor Haile Selassie statue unveiled

A statue of Emperor Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia and a longtime ruler who served from 1930 until his overthrow by the Marxist regime in 1974, was unveiled outside the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa on Sunday.…
Abiy Ahmed on the role of the media

This is a translation of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s speech on the role of media while responding to questions of lawmakers at parliament on Friday. In Ethiopia, the media find it hard to play the role it should be playing.…