Sudan’s National Legislature including the upper and lower chambers (National Assembly and the Council of States) has approved a six-month state of emergency instead of one year as decreed by President Omer al-Bashir.
Sudan’s parliament voted on Monday to shorten from one year to six months a state of emergency by President Omar al-Bashir last month in response to widespread protests. declared
Parliament can, however, renew the measure.
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Head of the National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) announces that the President will step down as head of the ruling National Congress Party and won’t run in the 2020 presidential election
Embattled President al-Bashir declares state of emergency for one year, dissolves central and state governments.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has declared a national state of emergency, dismissed the federal government and sacked all state governors.
“I announce imposing a state of emergency across the country for one year,” Mr Bashir said in a televised address to the nation on Friday.
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Despite the new Prime Minister’s good intentions, the jury is still out. Ethiopians as well as the people of neighboring states must assess the new premier’s promises with cautious optimism. (Photo: STR/EPA)
BY E. ABRAHAM
A relative, albeit confused, calm has set in Ethiopia after the election of the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). Confused because no one seems to tell whether the calm is due to the state of emergency (SoE) that was declared just before his election or due to his hypnotic messages of hope of evangelical proportions. Continue reading Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister with a Weaponized Identity
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has shown some signs of wanting to change the political landscape in the country. Can he resist pressure from “deep-state” forces and bring about needed change in the country? Or will he just be like old wine in a new bottle?
DANIEL OGBAHARYA | PAMBAZUKA
In what seems like a watershed moment, Ethiopia has a new head of state: Abiy Ahmed, who was sworn in amid much fanfare on 2 April 2018. Perhaps owing to his youth, oratory, and meteoric rise, Ahmed has been dubbed Ethiopia’s “Obama”. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Leader: Old Wine in New Bottle?
(Lt Col) Dr. Abiy Ahmed will be sworn in as the nation’s Prime Minister on Monday, April 2. However, the nation has been divided if he wields “real power” against the “TPLF deep state” to implement democratic reforms.
ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS
The Ethiopian People’s Democratic Front (EPRDF) had elected a new chairman yesterday in the person of Abiy Ahmed, leader of the Oromo party in the four group coalition, the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). Continue reading Abiy Ahmed Poised to Assume Power But Nation Divided on Expectations
As Chairman of the EPRDF, Abiy Ahmed is now set to become the first Muslim and the first Oromo leader of Ethiopia.
Dr. Abiy Ahmed is now Chairman of EPRDF, which eventually becomes the next Prime Minister. Hailemariam’s deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen will maintain his post.
Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairman, according to state media. The announcement on Tuesday by state broadcaster FANA means that Ahmed, who hails from the Oromo ethnic group, is now expected to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia’s prime minister. Continue reading Abiy Ahmed from Oromo Elected EPRDF Chairman
The military command post re-arrest 12 opposition activists, journalists, and bloggers including previously freed detainees, for displaying Ethiopia’s (not EPRDF) flag
The military administration in Ethiopia has arrested several prominent dissidents, some of whom were released from prison just weeks earlier, for gathering en masse in violation of the state of emergency rule and displaying the “wrong” Ethiopia flag.
DANIEL MUMBERE | AFRICA NEWS
The Ethiopian government is being blasted by human rights and press freedom activists after it rearrested bloggers and opposition leaders that it had released a few weeks ago.
Andualem Aragie, leader of Ethiopian opposition UDJ party, journalists Eskinder Nega and Temesgen Desalegn, bloggers Befeqadu Hailu and Zelalem Workagegnehu were arrested on Sunday during a celebration organized for all the political prisoners released recently.
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“I don’t really mind Eritrea taking the credit for the security crisis in TPLF led Ethiopia, but it would be great injustice to the sacrifices of Qeerroo (Oromo youth)” – @KurubelBerhe
Ethiopia must deal with its home generated security crisis and stop using Eritrea as a smokescreen, this is the view of a former United States Assistant Secretary of State.
Herman Cohen on Monday waded into renewed claims by Ethiopia that neighbouring Eritrea was backing groups aimed at destabilizing the country.
Continue reading Ethiopia’s Security Crisis Self-inflicted, Eritrea Innocent – Former US Diplomat