Ethiopia recently got its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, on October 25, 2018, and she is now Africa’s only female head of state. This is a monumental change for the patriarchal country, and even though the position is mostly ceremonial, … Continued
Since becoming Prime Minister of Ethiopia on April 2, 2018, Dr. Abiy Ahmed has made monumental reforms to the country in only his first year in office. Before he became Prime Minister, Ethiopia was on the brink of turmoil, as … Continued
Read Part I (Sahel region), Part II (West Africa), and Part III (North Africa) of the series. EAST AFRICA General Waldhauser began by addressing Somalia and the country’s ongoing conflict, including al-Shabaab’s ongoing violent extremism and the emergence of ISIS-Somalia in … Continued
Since being appointed as Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister in April, Dr. Abiy Ahmed has expedited massive reform to enhance the economy which sparked a new hope for the future of Ethiopia. Before his tenure, Ethiopia faced three years of violent protests, human rights violations such as torture, politically motivated imprisonment and widespread corruption. The changes that Dr. Ahmed has already made to settle these issues include obtaining freedom for Ethiopian prisoners at home and abroad, lifting the state of emergency, and admitting that the regime used torture against political opponents in the past and has taken steps to make peace with Eritrea according to Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, a reporter from Al Jazeera.
Pastor Omot Agwa Okwoy, the leader of Mekane Yesus Church, is a human rights defender of indigenous people living in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. He also advocates for the establishment and protection of national parks in rural parts of … Continued
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu was born and raised in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. After graduating from college in 2005, Betelhem founded “SoleRebels”, a footwear Company. After five years of its establishment, the company became the fastest growing African footwear brand. It is … Continued
On January15, 2018, the Ethiopian Prime Minster Hailemariam Dessalgn announced that he submitted his resignation as Prime Minster and Chairman of the ruling party. His resignation comes right after the release of well known journalists and political prisoners on February … Continued