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Abel Abate Demissie & Ahmed Soliman The prime minister has made great strides at reforming the authoritarian state in his first year. But how will he confront the hurdles ahead? Addis Abeba, April 17/2019 – It has been a whirlwind year for Ethiopia since Abiy Ahmed became prime minister. He …

Ambachew F. Admassie, for Addis Standard Part 3  Addis Abeba, January 28/2019 – Ethiopian online media outlets recently broke the news that there is a discussion going around some policy circles over reforming the regulation related to vehicle imports. It reportedly runs in the direction of prohibiting or levying higher …

Against all sensible advice, the Federal Government of Somalia muscled in on a local election to shove aside an Islamist conservative candidate. It scored a tactical victory but created significant additional risk for the country already wracked by conflict and divided along regional and clan lines. Rashid Abdi Addis Abeba, …