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Ethiopia’s Prime Minster May Have Used Mr. Antony Blinken as a Proxy

Mesfin Arega Marh 2, 2021 The US Secretary of state, Mr. Antony Blinken, recently called for the “immediate withdrawal” of Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces from “Tigray”.  This is a crystal-clear interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country.  It is more so in the case of Amhara regional forces. A statesman of

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Ethiopia and Socialist Theory: The Blood on the Wall

Ethiopia and Socialist Theory Mike Harman Apr 10 2018 Ken Tarbuck was a member of several different Trotskyist groups in the until the early 1970s. He went to Ethiopia to work as a university lecturer in 1977 and published this analysis in 1992. Mengistu Haile Mariam was a bloody militarist and nationalist dictator; how is

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EPRP vs. Meison, 1978

April 23, 2016 Below I am pleased to reprint an editorial from Abyot, the English-language publication of the Study, Publication and Information Center of the Foreign Committee of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Party, from the February–March 1978 issue. The editorial is a bitter, angry polemic against the All-Ethiopia Socialist Movement, known as Meison or Meisone, the EPRP’s

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Will Election Rectify Ethiopian Political Predicament? 

Metta-Alem Sinishaw, Washington, DC January 16, 2021 Summary: Despite international accolades, the reform agenda of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has mixed results due to internal and external vulnerabilities. This paper attempts to highlight the adverse impacts of a fractured ruling party, growing instability, ideological ambivalence, and lack of institutions on the reform. Ruling party’s

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Regional, City Administrators Discuss Election Plans, Set Direction

Addis Ababa, January 15/2021(ENA)  Regional and city administrations have held discussion about their election plans, security concerns and solutions at the Office of the Prime Minister today. The task force established at national level had set direction for regions to prepare security plan by identifying their problems in order to ensure peace and security during

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Far-sighted federal solidarity, not power politics and legalism, is needed to solve Tigray dispute

October 9, 2020 By Zemelak Ayitenew Ayele While the House of Federation has stopped short of ordering military intervention, its latest moves in the dispute with Tigray are of questionable legality and efficacy. In the latest development in an escalating dispute between the federal and Tigray governments, this week the upper house of parliament took three major

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Ethiopian Army will protect Ethiopia’s legislative order, senior official says

The National Defense Force will protect Ethiopia’s legislative order and will face the dangers threatening the country today, said the head of the Military Operations Division of the armed force, Berhanu Jula. Although he did not mention what or who threatens the stability of the nation, his comment came after a statement by the authorities

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The ‘epistemological violence’ of Awol Allo

The ‘epistemological violence’ of Awol Allo

By by Sehin Teferra Rather than trying to speak across the divides, the academic-activist has fanned the flames of ethnic bigotry. The first time that I heard the term ‘epistemological violence’ was at a conference on multilingual nationalism hosted by the Addis Ababa University School of Federalism in the capital city in 2019. Dr. Awol Allo

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A disputed regional election plan has ratcheted up tensions between Ethiopia’s federal government and its rivals in Tigray

A disputed regional election plan has ratcheted up tensions between Ethiopia’s federal government and its rivals in Tigray

International Crises Group To avert a confrontation, Tigrayan officials should press pause on election preparations and both sides should embrace dialogue to address the dispute and underlying causes. What’s new? Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and his rivals in Tigray are on a collision course over the latter’s plan to hold regional elections in defiance of

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