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Ethiopia in transition

By Medihane Ekubamichael @Medihane  & Bileh Jelan @BilehJelan  Addis Abeba, October 05/2020– Despite the growing calls for an all inclusive national dialogue and an establishment for a transitional government from various opposition parties, President Sahle-Work Zewde has announced the new start of the incumbent’s mandate to govern, after its extension was recommended …

By Getu Teressa @GetuTeressa Addis Abeba, October 02/2020 – This is part II of a two-part article. Part I assessed specific contending narratives surrounding Ethiopia’s federalism in order to provide a contextual framework for analyzing the Afrobarometer (AB) 2019/2020 Ethiopian study.  Part II is focused on the A.B. survey itself. …

By Getu Teressa @GetuTeressa Addis Abeba October 01/2020 – Following the fall of the communist regime in 1991, Ethiopia embarked on a radical transformation of the hitherto centralized state structure. After the 1991–1994 transitional period, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) was established, and the Constitution granted “nations, nationalities, …