Tag Archive | State of Emergency

Ethiopia says it is ready to implement Eritrea peace deal and privatize parts of the economy

From The Washington Post Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, talks to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Nairobi, May 7. (Reuters) By Paul SchemmJune 5 at 2:30 PMEmail the author ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s ruling party announced Tuesday plans to implement a long-moribund peace deal with Eritrea, opening the way for improved relations after 18 years […]

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“Democracy is Not Easy”: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Ethiopia

“We encourage the Ethiopian people as well to maintain patience, maintain support for your government through this change or this transition but also through this journey of pursuing democracy which takes time and effort. Democracy is not easy, it takes a lot of work.” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson This week U.S. Secretary of […]

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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

From BBC Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionDemonstrators celebrate the release of political prisoners in Adama, Oromia A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds […]

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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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Mr. Rene Lefort’s Not-so-strong Case for a Strongman in Ethiopia

To our readers: This week we feature commentary on Rene Lefort’s recent article, “Ethiopia’s crisis,” published in openDemocracy. Today we post an article by one of our readers, Elias Dawit. We encourage more submissions for posting in the hope that we can facilitate a reasoned conversation about Ethiopian politics, devoid of the polemics and narrow […]

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Can Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Lead to Genuine Reform?

Editors Note: From one of our readers. by Kassahun Alemayehu  The spike of unrest in parts of the country that preceded the Ethiopian government’s declaration of a state of emergency led many observers to ask, “Is Ethiopia’s success story of economic growth and political stability at last fizzling out?”  For fourteen years, Ethiopia has registered […]

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EPRDF: Once again on the wrong side of History

This came in from one of our readers.   by Abebaye Tegen The Ethiopian ruling party, for the first time in its quarter of a century in power, declared a state of Emergency following over a year of protest that claimed thousands of lives and a huge damage of property. Every day people are dying or jailed in […]

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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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Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Will End but A Luta Continua

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The Ethiopian Government has declared a “state of emergency” following a series of protests that have rocked the country to its core. Disenchantment with the government, high rates of unemployment, rising costs of living and the absence of a platform for expressing any opposition to the government (e.g. legislature) […]

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Ethiopia: Directive for the Execution of the State of Emergency[full text]

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7:59 am by Daniel Berhane A Directive issued on Saturday detailed the restrictions imposed as per the State of Emergency. It is to be recalled a State of Emergency was decreed a week earlier by the Council of Ministers, as the Parliament was in recess. The Decree, which […]

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  • Where are the women journalists in this cartoon? Hmmmmmmm https://t.co/rguA6VTPhs
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  • Go @DrKindeya ! Promoting Ethiopia's growing higher education sector. https://t.co/BNfbNPNHlK
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  • This has been Ethiopia's problem for decades. You can't have a democracy with free media yet media remains shackled… https://t.co/ZMeJTLpwEt
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  • RT @martinplaut: Enduring peace in Eritrea cannot begin with no access to justice, no freedom of expression, no constitution, no elections.…
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  • Exactly. https://t.co/lxr6bzvoC8
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  • Where are the women journalists in this cartoon? Hmmmmmmm https://t.co/rguA6VTPhs
    about 2 days ago