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Stephanie Jay, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, February 15/2019 – Prime Minister Abiy’s recent speech at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos was not without irony. In his speech, Abiy full-heartedly embraced the neoliberal doctrine of the free market – improving the ‘ease of doing business’, the power of the private sector, …

Wondwossen Demissie (PhD), For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, January 25/2019 – Ethiopia is in the process of opening up and widening the political space departing from the TPLF-dominated EPRDF-led government’s repressive approach. While the success of     democratic consolidation remains uncertain, Abiy’s government tend to    offer hope for significantly more democratic …

 Mebratu D Kelecha, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 15/2019 – There are diverse experiences of “democratic transition” around the world, as well as the causes that lead to such transition and its outcomes. As the factors of “democratic transition” are inherently diverse and complex, the current transition in Ethiopia …