Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia warns opposition political parties who called for the establishment of transitional government and those who vowed to hold election amid COVID-19 pandemic and violating federal government decision.
The ruling coalition in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has four member political parties, has agreed to unite and form a new party.
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – On Saturday evening state media reported about coup attempt in Amhara Region of Ethiopia indicating that the president of the region Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen was shot and wounded. The president and his colleagues were in a meeting when gunmen enter the office and started shooting.
The Tigray Region of Ethiopia gets a new political party, Salsawi Weyane Tigray, that follows social democratic political ideology.
Ethiopia today lost its former President Dr. Negasso Gidada in Germany where he was getting medical treatment, the state broadcaster said.
The Somali Peoples Democratic Party of Ethiopia today rebranded itself as Somali Democratic Party (SDP) opening its door for all Ethiopians from other ethnicity.
A team of 22 members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), one of the many factions of the Front led by Mr. Gelassa Dilbo, has arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday.
Discussing with the leaders of opposition political parties, the reformist Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed stated that the recent arrest is not targeting any specific people or tribe.
The Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), which rebranded itself this week as Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) this week, has reelected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to continue as its chairman.