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Biniam Bedasso (@bebedasso) Oxford, February 20/2018 – The leaders of two key African countries resigned their posts within 24 hours of each other last week. South Africa’s Jacob Zuma finally buckled under pressure from his own party to resign the presidency. The following day, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced …

Addis Abeba, February 19/2018 –  The office of Federica Mogherini, head of the European Union external action service, released a statement expressing the block’s concern that “the resignation by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn opens a period of uncertainty in Ethiopia.” On Thursday February 15, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said …

Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 17/2018 – The US Embassy in Addis Abeba has issued a statement saying the US “strongly disagree[s] with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression.” The statement came after the council …