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Mehari Taddele Maru @DrMehari Addis Abeba, May 07/2020 – The Prime Minister of Ethiopia has just announced that the ruling party will stay in power until the next election.  Both the end of the Covid-19 and the polls are like waiting for Godot, and no one knows the arrival. In …

Adem Abdulrezak Addis Abeba, May 06/2020 – According to IDEA elections of at least 52 countries around the world, Ethiopia included, are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This offers a context to understand that Ethiopia cannot claim exceptionalism when it comes to deferring national elections due to the health …

Yonatan T. Fessha, @YonatanFessha Addis Abeba, May 05/2020 – The impact of COVID-19 is obviously not limited to the public health system. The around the clock updates we receive from major news outlets on the global state of the pandemic reveal the major economic and political challenges brought by the …