On Sunday, millions of Ethiopians will line up at polling stations to participate in Africa’s largest exercise of political theatre. A decade-long campaign by Ethiopia’s government to silence dissent forcibly … Continue reading
Ethiopia, Washington’s security partner and Africa’s second most populous country, is scheduled to hold national elections on May 24. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and its allied … Continue reading
In this Article the Observers cite massive poverty, rising costs of living, fast-climbing youth unemployment, lack of economic opportunities for the less politically connected, the economy’s overreliance on the service sector and the requirement of party membership as a condition for employment as the drivers behind the exodus.
Ethiopia’s modicum of stability is illusory and bought at a hefty price: erosion of political freedoms, gross human rights violations and ever-growing discontent. This bodes ill for a country split by religious, ethnic and political cleavages. While at loggerheads with each other, Ethiopia’s two largest ethnic groups — the Oromo (40 percent) and the Amhara (30 percent) — are increasingly incensed by continuing domination by Tigreans (6 percent).
However, I think the major problems do not mentioned.
Poor governance and corruption are major problems in almost all African countries specially in Ethiopia. Most political figures in Ethiopia today are very corrupt with little or no experience at all. Poor governance and political instability in Ethiopia also drives the countries young citizens and also investors away.
However, Since the end of the war with Eritrea in 2000, Ethiopia has seen significant improvement in its agricultural and other sectors of the economy. Meanwhile poor governance and corruption continue to tear the great Ethiopia into pieces (http://www.africaw.com).
Ethiopia faces rising pressures to choose among three paths fraught with risks: the distasteful status quo; increased devolution of power, which risks balkanization; and more centralization, which promises even further resistance and turmoil.
The world today is driven by permanent competition and African leaders must take account of this to carry out several changes. Leaders of the new Generation has to consider their … Continue reading
Eritrea and Ethiopia have been named as the most censored African countries in a report compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). According to the CPJ release, the list … Continue reading
Most of the African countries political outlook at the present time is filled with many uncertainties and much that is unpredictable. The uncertainties are different from countries to countries and … Continue reading
The Ethiopian government’s surveillance practices violate the rights to freedom of expression, association, and access to information. The government’s monopoly over all mobile and Internet services through its sole, state-owned telecom operator, Ethio Telecom, facilitates abuse of surveillance powers.