Tag Archive | Oromo

The Election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed

by the Strathink Editorial Team This week the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Party (EPRDF) voted for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister following the resignation of Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn. Dr. Abiy Ahmed leads the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the four parties of the Front. In a parliamentary system, the governing party elects the country’s […]

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Abiy Ahmed elected as chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition

EPRDF picks Abiy Ahmed as its chairman, paving the way for the Oromo leader to become Ethiopia’s prime minister. Mass protests erupted in Ethiopia’s populous Oromia region in 2015 [File: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]   Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairman, according to state media. The announcement on Tuesday by state broadcaster FANA means […]

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Rene Lefort’s “Ethiopia Crisis”: What We Know

  by the Strathink Editorial Team The discourse on Ethiopian politics is a bleak landscape of twisted and oblique narratives packaged in a one-size-fits-all generic model of “the African state” rather than “the state in Africa.” Current writing about recent events in Ethiopia theorizes the state as authoritarian, repressive and corrupt.  The cause of the […]

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Freedom House on Recent Events in Ethiopia: Racist and Condescending

by The Strathink Editorial Team It is understandable that Freedom House, in their own words “an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world,” expresses its concern about the current situation in Ethiopia. What is not understandable, but rather irresponsible, is the narrative they present that attempts to explain […]

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Current Tensions in Ethopia: Looking Inward

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The scale and scope of Ethiopia’s political unrest during the past year has alarmed officials of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic  Front (EPRDF), and with good reason. In Oromia, home to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, simmering tensions have erupted over, ostensibly, the Addis Ababa Master Plan and later into […]

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Recent protests in Ethiopia

From CDRC DIGEST: A monthly publication of the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC) With the potential to undermine peace, stability, political and economic successes Ethiopia registered in the past two decades, protests have been witnessed recently, some planned and others ‘spontaneous’, in the Amhara and Oromiya regions of the country. Some of these […]

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Al Jazeera UpFront – Are Ethiopia’s Oromo being violently repressed? | June 2016

Watch Getachew Reda and Lencho Leti debate recent events in Oromia on al Jazeera. Let us know what you think.

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The Addis Ababa Master Plan: Federalist Growing Pains

by the Strathink Editorial Team Washington, D.C., is home to the largest number of Ethiopians in the world outside Addis Ababa itself. It is also the capitol city of the United States. Article One, Section Eight, of the U.S. Constitution permits the establishment of a “District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular […]

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