Tag: Simegnish (Lily) Y. Mengesha

Reform or repression? Ethiopia ‘faces watershed moment’ after PM resigns


  Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties must help map the country’s future, an opposition leader said on Friday, suggesting political tensions in Africa’s second most… Read more »

Ethiopia crackdown highlights ‘downside of authoritarian development’


  Ethiopia‘s government has declared a six-month state of emergency in the face of an unprecedented wave of violent protests, the BBC reports: Activists in the country’s Oromia region has… Read more »

How Ethiopia silences independent voices


After a tense year marked by widely-criticized elections in which Ethiopia’s ruling party won 100 percent of parliamentary seats, 2015 concluded with yet more repression in the East African nation,… Read more »