Political parties in Ethiopia approve discussion guideline

Political parties in Ethiopia approve discussion guideline

With the aim of advancing the discussions on the overall democratization process of the country and the upcoming elections, active political parties in Ethiopia on Thursday have approved a guideline.

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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): the robbery, murder, theft were there. I have apologized [to the Ethiopian people] and asked for forgiveness, while sitting down here with you … The compassionate people of Ethiopia have forgiven us. … The people also showed their mercy not in words but in their acts.” [Excerpts taken from a Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s speech given to the Parliament, June 18, 2018 (Check the video below.]

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How Ethiopia gets Korean development model wrong

How Ethiopia gets Korean development model wrong

By Andualem Sisay Gessesse [OPINION] – During the 53rd annual meetings of the African Development Bank Group I got the opportunity to see the beautiful city of Busan South Korea. I couldn’t believe that this is the country to which Ethiopia sent some 3,000 troops under the United Nations to reverse the North Korea invasion in 1950.

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