The factors behind the waves of protests in Ethiopia

For the past twenty-five years Ethiopia’s government successfully halted any descent or protest at their infancies. The regime was able to do so because it always has been a solid western ally. So any protest was cut short under the disguise of “terrorism”. We all know terrorism poses a greater threat to humanity and the western … Continue reading The factors behind the waves of protests in Ethiopia

Relentless crackdown on dissidents continues in Ethiopia

Some of the bloggers arrested in 2014 for using their freedom of expression have been released. But as long as countless bloggers, journalists and people opposing the ruling party in Ethiopia are still behind bars, we cannot talk about real progress, the author argues. The detention of the Zone 9 bloggers (a groups of Ethiopian … Continue reading Relentless crackdown on dissidents continues in Ethiopia

The Challenges of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia

The federal system in Ethiopia, based on ethnicity, has been a failure. In this article the author highlights nine arguments supporting that fact. The author argues that federalism has kept the poor in poverty, denied Ethiopians liberty, rights and good governance and has planted mistrust between ethnic groups. And these circumstances stop the different ethnic … Continue reading The Challenges of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia