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TPLF Monopoly “on Economic and Political Power in Ethiopia Could Not Possibly Last” – Ambassador Herman Cohen [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

Author’s Note: In a recent interview on Voice of America- Amharic Service (for audio of original English interview click here) former U.S. Assistant  Secretary of State for African Affairs and U.S. ambassador, Herman Jay (Hank) Cohen,...

Ethiopia: A Strong Opposition Is the Only Solution to Dislodging Ethiopia's Ruling Coalition

By Yohannes Gedamu, Georgia Gwinnett College The political proteststhat destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. The...

No Diplomacy, No Dependency! (BefeQadu Z Hailu)

I believe all changes must come from within Ethiopia. It is the people of Ethiopia who should have the chance to have the ultimate say to make decisions on its fate. However, realities on ground give foreign powers disproportionate opportunity...

T-TPLF Playing Political Football with Political Prisoners in Ethiopia [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam]

TPLF: Does the LF stand for Lie Factory? Is it Meles or Melies? The “LF” in TPLF stands for Lie Factory. Melies Zenawi was the chief executive officer of the TP Lie Factory. With last week’s announcement of  the so-called “release...

Yes, there is Tigrean domination in Ethiopia  (Jawar Mohamed)

In their recent joint interview, chairmen of the EPRDF member parties went out of their way to say there is no Tigrean or even TPLF domination in Ethiopia. Given TPLF has been crying about alleged rise of anti-Tigrean sentiment in Ethiopia,...

Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms (By Teshome M. Borago)

After over 2 years of courageous Ethiopian protests and thousands of innocent lives lost, the TPLF ruling party has thrown crumbs and meaningless promise at the Ethiopian people once again. This week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn first...

Trump administration deserves credit for the announced release of political prisoners in Ethiopia [BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM, THE HILL] 

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made an equivocal announcement that political prisoners in his country will be released at some future date. He provided no details. Desalegn said, “Some members of political parties under prosecution...

Are recent political gestures in Ethiopia optimistic? (Zelalem Kibret)

Zelalem Kibret After the conclusion of 18 days of political jujitsu among the disarrayed members of the three-decade-old Ethiopian ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which controls every political...