Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who was reelected as yesterday, formed the new government this morning with full endorsement by the national parliament of his ministerial candidates. The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved the appointments of 23 ministers and four senior positions with
No presidential candidate in modern American history has been able to voice what Mr. Trump has and still be alive as a candidate; he has managed to defy the conventional wisdom of politics and political correctness by attacking it ferociously, and yet his popularity shows no sign of slowing down
Tomas Mega, Les Vegas, Nevada
Donald Trump is a political tsunami: unstoppable, at least for now. He has managed to defy the conventional wisdom of politics and political correctness by attacking it ferociously. It doesn’t matter whom he insults or how derogatory the language, nothing that comes out of his mouth appears to damage him.
Tsegaye R. Ararssa, Special to Addis Standard
What is the story of Ethiopia’s experiment with federalism? What stories does it tell? And what stories can be told about it? Feeding from and into the ever polarized and polarizing ‘debate’ on Ethiopia’s politics, a few academicians are arguing that the Ethiopian federal arrangement is synonymous with apartheid South Africa’s ‘racial federation’.
In this series of analysis, I will explore the Ethiopian federal experiment tells (and masks) with a view to shedding light on whether, by juxtaposing the two systems, there emerges a tale of two federations (Apartheid South Africa and Ethiopia) or two tales of two differently unjust governance systems.