Unless a caretaker or transitional government is established soon!
Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed loses his shine ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Last fall, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia stood in Oslo's City Hall to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and a shower of international praise.
Fast forward a year, and the prime minister's failure to foster peace at home threatens to tarnish his international posterchild image and raises questions about Ethiopia's ability to transition its economy and democracy peacefully.
The emperor is naked as they say! What is next for Abiy? Colorado or Dubai? Sadly, Western Sponsors of Abiy could not see the man for what he was and is early on. Ethiopia today is beaten down and most likely will disintegrate soon. Unless...!
The current political and constitutional problem in the country can only be solved through all inclusive dialogue not through manipulative unconstitutional elections. As the statement rightly indicated Prime Minister can not be trusted to organize a fair and free election nor has the constitutional mandate to carry it out.
Dr. Debretsion is the President Tigray deserves Yohannes Aberra, PhD 09-26-20 - For the first time in the history of the ancient land in northern Ethiopia leadership is earned rather than taken. Dr. Debretsion's name will go to the history books as the first President of Tigray who first proved to the people in practice that he can lead them through hard times and was as a result given the chance to continue doing so.
CONTINUED DETENTIONS DESPITE BAIL ORDERS (ADDIS ABABA) - Authorities should
promptly release Lidetu Ayalew and other detainees who have continued to be held in detention despite bail orders by courts, the Ethiopian Human Rights
Commission (EHRC) said. We must say we are becoming a fan of Daniel Bekele. Maybe there is light at the end of a dark tunnel. Our Amhara elites need to wake up and call a spade a spade if their/our beloved Ethiopia is to be saved. Abiy is taking the country God knows where but certainly not to the promised land!!
On Geoeconomics Aesop 09/22/2020 - The currency change in Ethiopia raised a lot of hype. These hypes may be categorized into four (albeit misguided) huts. Some ridicule the spelling error in the 200-ETB note: "hunoreo". Others focus on the abuse of the currency change as a pretext to confiscate private savings by law enforcement agencies as approved by the PM. Some focus on the economic rationale for the currency change as a mechanism for bankrupting illicit commercial and financial activities.
Birtukan, OLF and Abiy. Zeru Hagos Sep 21, 2020 - I have talked to many close friends over the last month. Almost everyone I talked to does not believe Abiy is an honest person. They also think Abiy will leave no stone unturned to keep his current power in Ethiopia. Nevertheless, all agree he must be removed from power. The easiest method to remove him would have been an election but he along with his enablers has postponed Ethiopia's election.
Critical Time & A Defining Moment Hagos Berhe 09-24-20 - We are now in the most critical time here in Ethiopia. The term of the ruling party; the former EPRDF & its descendant the PP, will cease after ten days. We are counting down to Meskerem 25, the due date in which the contract of the ruling party ends up with fear but not with hope. What is to come next or after that? Nobody knows perfectly what is going to happen ...
Update: Tigrai Election and Allocation of 38 Seats
It is not without reason we always trust the TPLF to do the right thing. From the beginning, it is the only Ethiopian political organization that adjusts to reality and enjoys the full support of its people.
The overwhelmingly electoral win it got during the recently held election legally empowers the TPLF to govern the State for the next five years regardless. No question to ask here. But, the organization has decided to allocate over 50% of the extra 38 seats it won to independent and non-party members.
The Tigrai parliament has also passed a law that allocates 15 non-voting seats among the minority parties that competed but did not win more than two seats. Today is a great day for Tigrai! Aigaforum Sep 24, 2020
Knowing when to move on Kiros Araya 09-21-20 - By all accounts, Tigray has accomplished its primary goal in the recent election by ensuring the most valued right of self determination.This will live for history no matter what! During the time leading up to the Election Day, one of the most repeated messages by all contesting political parties was - as long as Tigray conducts peaceful and orderly election, it matters less as to which party wins.
Unboxing Modern Propaganda Aesop 09/17/2020 - Modern propaganda is polarizing society and promoting extremism. Ethiopians are among the primary victims of modern propaganda. Political and religious extremist use social media to incite conflict by polarizing the masses. The dictatorial regime in Addis continues to fabricate inaccurate and misleading information to score political points. International actors who should be neutral issue incomplete or biased report on the country.
Eritrean Political Forces Coordination Committee
Launches Various Joint Political Tasks ( EPFCC) September 17, 2020 - The Eritrean Political Forces, which on 24 June 2020 issued a joint declaration pledging to coordinate their effortsto bring democratic change in Eritrea, have initiated their joint work on a numberof important areas, including diplomacy, media, and mass mobilizationactivities. The political forces are Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change, Eritrean National Front, Eritrean People's Democratic Party, and Unity for Democratic Change and United Eritreans for Justice. The guiding principles bringing the political forces together are.