Ethiopia’s Journey to Privatization: Demise to Developmental State?

Ethiopia’s Journey to Privatization: Demise to Developmental State?

By Gedion G. Jalata – The Ethiopian government on 5 June 2018 announced to undertake partial and complete privatization of major state owned enterprises. According to the government: Railway Service, Sugar Plants, Industrial Parks, Hotels and other manufacturing enterprises could be transferred to the private sector partially or fully while Ethio-Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines, Hydropower Plants and Martime […]

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Rethinking the Ethiopian Transition: Identifying the sticky issues and prospects for reform

Rethinking the Ethiopian Transition: Identifying the sticky issues and prospects for reform

Seid Hassan, Abu Girma, and Minga Negash – “Torturing, putting people in dark rooms, mutilation of prisoners’ body parts is our (i.e., EPRDF’s) act of terrorism. These unconstitutional acts have been done in every kebele, woreda and zone… There were serious mistakes… There were reasons enough (for the Ethiopian people to put us in prison): […]

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The man in the Iron Mask

The man in the Iron Mask

By Endale Assefa [OPINION] – Unless you wanted to stay oblivion to the veracity on the ground, the national fiasco resulting from the tyranny of the TPLFites (Tigray Peoples Liberation Front) has been vivid like a white elephant in the street. The reign did dwindle the national economy and frustrated the gain-loss trend of the […]

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