Medemer, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s manifesto of “coming together for a greater benefit”, has been published as a book in three languages (Amharic, Afaan Oromo and English) and launched yesterday in multiple places at once. PM Abiy still has a lot of support even though his fame among the elites […]

In the summer of 2012, following Meles Zenawi’s sudden death, the people of Ethiopia extended their condolences nationwide. His supporters and opponents alike had the decency to remember him for his goods and wish him farewell. But following this genuine outpouring of sympathy came the machinations of Bereket Simon et […]

The Ethiopian laureate is surely a reformer, but he predominantly garners recognition beyond his country’s borders. Despite the Nobel committee’s well-meaning intentions, it is the wrong choice, writes Ludger Schadomsky. Despite a number of somewhat questionable recipients — such as former US President Barack Obama, or the European Union — […]