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Ethiopia in transition

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 …

Addis Abeba, January 23/2019 – The Somali regional state cabinet member and the region’s communication bureau chief Guled Al Ali Kaahin, has been removed from his position this afternoon and was briefly detained by the region’s police for refusing to comply with the cabinet’s decision. He is currently being released …

 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 …