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Ethiopia in transition

Editor’s Note: Please click here to download draft copy of “Prosperity Party Regulation” exclusively obtained by Addis Standard Ephream Sileshi Addis Abeba November 18/2019 – The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Executive Committee meeting has entered its third day today in what would become the last such meetings before …

Addis Abeba November 16/2019 – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that all businesses, government offices, schools and non-governmental organizations in Sidama zone including Hawassa city are to be closed on the day of the referendum to allow everyone to vote. The day of the referendum falls on …

Belachew Mekuria, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 15/2019-  EPRDF’s merger, should it pan out, will mark a significant shift in Ethiopia’s democratic experiment as it means, following the Derg’s all-Ethiopian Workers Party, the second attempt in constituting a nationally inclusive political party by the government in power. Bringing …