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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Amid Prime Minister Resignation

“TPLF should declare a state of emergency only if it wants one result: the immediate overthrow of the regime!” – Jawar Mohammed

A state of emergency declaration is not going to save the regime. It only prolongs its agony and delays the inevitable.

BY ADDIS STANDARD

The Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months as of this morning, a source close to the government told Addis Standard. The military will be in charge via a command post, which will be “reporting to the Prime Minister,” according to our source. Continue reading Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Amid Prime Minister Resignation

Ethiopia: In the Eye of the Storm

The resignation of PM Hailemariam Desalegn leaves Ethiopia teetering on the edge of disaster

The next few days will determine whether Ethiopia as a nation will proceed down the path of peace and dialogue, or blunder haplessly into widespread civic unrest and bloodshed.

BY BRONWYN BRUTON

After overseeing the release on February 13 and 14 of thousands of political challengers to the regime, Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned amid continuing protests that potentially threaten the survival of the government. Continue reading Ethiopia: In the Eye of the Storm

What is Really Happening in Ethiopia?

Could there be a meaningful reform when there is no government? Even the TPLF feels trapped like a rat on sinking ship unable to jump. So what is good to negotiate with a wounded and desperate beast? (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE

News of the resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn could be seen as unusual in the way power has been changing hands in the past, but not an unexpected move at all.

This is considering the fact that the regime is under intense pressure from within and without. After years of ruthless rule by the TPLF, the people, who have so far been seen by the regime as its subjects, have said enough! Continue reading What is Really Happening in Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Tenders His Resignation

“I look forward to seeing durable peace in the country” – Desalegn

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia unexpectedly submitted a resignation letter to the parliament to relieve from his role as Prime Minister and Chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF.

BY TESFANEWS

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on Thursday he has submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition in an effort to facilitate reforms following a period of mass unrest. Continue reading Ethiopian Prime Minister Tenders His Resignation

Ethiopia: End Game?

Ethiopia Oromo protestors today celebrating a victory that is unprecedented in African history: peacefully forcing the most powerful regime on the continent to set thousands of political opponents free. But what happens next?

Having achieved so much through severe and persistence protests, it is unlikely that the Ethiopian people will accept half-hearted reforms. One way or another, the status quo will not survive.

BY BRONWYN BRUTON

The protest movement playing out in Ethiopia is one of the most consequential conflicts on the African continent – more than any other, it has the potential to upend US policy in the Horn of Africa. It could disrupt counterterrorism efforts in Somalia and reduce the number of peacekeeping troops in South Sudan. But alarmingly, it has barely registered in Washington policy discussions or in the American press. Continue reading Ethiopia: End Game?

TPLF Faction Depose Chief of Staff Samora Yunis

The TPLF house of cards is coming apart brick-by-brick

Careening towards implosion. Wracked by intense infighting and internal divisions, a faction of the troubled ruling TPLF regime led by Sebhat Nega decided to depose Chief of Staff General Samora Yunis for good.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

A faction of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a regime ruling Ethiopia with an iron fist, has decided to depose Chief of Staff Samora Yunis, according to ESAT sources.

The faction led by Sebehat Nega that came out triumphant after a marathon of meetings and infighting within the TPLF has reportedly wanted Samora out and be replaced by one of the four-star generals recently promoted by the regime. Continue reading TPLF Faction Depose Chief of Staff Samora Yunis

Ethiopian Regime Struggles to Quell Growing Unrest

‘A hungry nation can eat its leaders and we have too many hungry mouths, too many hungry young people, and too many angry young people’ – Merara Gudina

But do angry and hungry people want to feed on empty promises of reform?

BY JOHN AGLIONBY | FINANCIAL TIMES

Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure on the autocratic regime that freed him.

“We must not be satisfied until we have real democracy,” he told thousands of his supporters in Ambo, a town in Oromia state that has been a hotbed of resistance to the government. Continue reading Ethiopian Regime Struggles to Quell Growing Unrest

Ethiopia Security Forces Killed at Least 11 People in Mersa Town

Angry protesters burned down the local court, government offices, and a police station as protests spread in the Amhara regional state

The beast strikes again. The regime continues its massacre against unarmed innocent Ethiopian civilians, turning the country into the killing fields of Africa.

BY ADDIS STANDARD

At least eleven people “possibly more” were killed today in Mersa town, some 27 km before Weldiya, in North Wello zone of the Amhara regional state in northern Ethiopia. Several people were wounded and a local court, a police station, residences and a local administrative office were also burned down. Continue reading Ethiopia Security Forces Killed at Least 11 People in Mersa Town