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PM Abiy Ahmed

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, …

Addis Abeba, January 24/2019 – As part of a continued peace conference held today in Ambo, 125 km west of Addis Abeba, a peace agreement was officially signed between the government and leaders of OLF-SG. Accordingly both parties have agreed for an immediate ceasefire (as of today), to be followed …

Haleluya Hadero Addis Abeba, January 24/2019 – It’s 6:00pm, rush hour in Addis Abeba. Melkam Getaneh, a pharmacy owner in the capital, sits in her gated house, helping her two daughters with homework, and scouring Facebook for posts about disturbances and reforms in Ethiopia. Melkam, like many other women, waits …