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PM Hailemariam Desalegn(middle), Defense minster Siraj Fegessa (left) and Army Chief Samora Yenus

Writing Hailemariam’s Epitaph: A coup de grâce or a coup d’etat?

Jul 28, 2016 2

If the current “collective” leadership of the EPRDF under Hailemariam Dessalegn fails to address Ethiopia’s manifold crisis, the chances are the TPLF senior leadership would disrupt his tenure soon. It may launch a radical

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Arkebe Equbay 
PHOTO-FortuneAddis

Made in Ethiopia: Arkebe’s Vision or Illusion?

Jul 22, 2016 2

In Ethiopia, authoritarianism is mainly a political tool that is effectively used to serve the interest of the small ruling group and its cronies. Except to formulate policies and strategies that are detached from

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Eritrean Protestors

It is That Bad in Eritrea Ms.Bruton

Jun 26, 2016 1

By Rufael Tecle On June 23 the New York Times (NYT) ran an op-ed written by the Atlantic Council’s Brownyn Bruton entitled “It’s Bad in Eritrea, but Not That Bad” about recent U.N. allegations

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President Isayas Afeworki

The world sits idle and watches as Eritrea & Ethiopia risk war yet again

Jun 23, 2016 1

By Rufael Tecle* Since the end their border war in 2000 Ethiopia and Eritrea have consolidated two of the most perfected tyrannies on the face of the African continent. Most recently Human Rights Watch

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn/ Reuters

The Ethio-Eritrean Conflict : The Border is a Shiny Object

Jun 21, 2016 1

By Derese G Kassa (PhD)* There they go again! Two countries that register top on global poverty indices and have intractable regime crises at both ends, Ethiopia and Eritrea, are now engulfed in another

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