Tag Archive | Ethnicity

Ethiopia’s Patriotic Middle Ground

For the second time in our history, Ethiopia’s political leader has resigned through a peaceful process. Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has left office showing an essential political virtue: patriotic restraint. What this shows is that our country can have normal politics, writes Abdul Mohammed, a regional political analyst. The annals of our history are […]

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Identity Politics in Ethiopia: Some Further Reflection on the Current Crisis (Part 2)

By The Strathink Editorial Team Introduction Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and the government has just declared a state of emergency. Next week, the EPRDF will choose a new Prime Minister. The general consensus appears to support the new Prime Minister coming out of the OPDO. This will be the […]

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(From one of our readers) Ethiopia at the Crossroads: Win-Win or Zero-Sum?

Strathink received this article today from reader Abebaye Tegen. Although the editorial team does not agree with some of the information here presented as facts and some of the conclusions reached by the author, we do agree that a dialogue should be the first order of business for the government. We also agree that there should […]

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Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

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Burundi: How Should the International Community Respond? –

By Steve McDonald Posted on July 14, 2015 by AfricanArgumentsEditor The background to Burundi’s current turmoil, sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term, is complicated, to say the least.  Burundi, as all Africa watchers know, has a history of intercommunal violence, often revolving around elections, which began in 1972 and has accounted for […]

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