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Girma Birru replaces Debretsion as EEPCO board chair

Girma Birru, former Ethiopia’s ambassador to the United States, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation’s (EEPCo) Board of Directors, replacing Debretsion Gebremichael who has been named as deputy head of the Tigray region, according…
Interview with Gérard Prunier (First part)

Gérard Prunier is a writer and researcher on socio-political issues, specialising in the Horn of Africa on which he has published numerous articles and books. Born in Paris and studied both in France and in the US, Prunier received a…
Eskinder Nega banned from leaving country

The Ethiopian government has confiscated the passport of the recently released journalist, Eskinder Nega and banned him from leaving the country to address the Amnesty International gathering, his son said. Eskinder Nega, 47, was released on February, 2018 after more…
Ethiopian parliament to vote on new speaker

According to an agenda for the Ethiopia’s lower house’s 19 April parliamentary session, lawmakers in the house are due tomorrow to select a speaker to replace Abadula Gemeda, who made a high-profile resignation on October 2017 but later returned to…
U.S. House adopts Ethiopian resolution in blow to regime

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted by voice vote a resolution which calls for respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia, representing an irritant for the Ethiopian government. “This non-binding resolution, combined with recent statements…
The case for a transformative and assertive leadership

Abiy Ahmed’s swearing-in as Prime Minister of Ethiopia is a cause for celebration-albeit of the cautious kind. Despite optimism, there are legitimate concerns that the youthful leader might not possess the assertiveness and clout to pull his party and country…
Reactions to Abiy’s appointment as EPRDF chair

Politicians and activists are reacting to Abiy Ahmed’s appointment of chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, that would pave the way for him to become the new prime minister. Girma Seifu Maru, former sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, said:…