Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ethiopia: three steps forward, two steps backward?

 By Lemma Desta  Terje Vigtel wrote an interesting article about Ethiopia on his blog Politicsofafrica.wordpress.com. Some comments: 2015 election  To begin with, the Ethiopian general election took place on 24th may 2015. Despite Ethiopia being the second most populous nation … Continue reading

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Growth of ethnicity in Ethiopia?

 From a reader in Ethiopia I have received some comments on my blogpost “Ethiopia – first prosperity and then democracy?”: – We Ethiopians have become ethnic in our political judgement, in our political discourse, in our consciousness, in our sense … Continue reading

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Ethiopia – first prosperity and then democracy?

Debates on Ethiopia are polarized. Some view the country as an African success-story, while others maintain that the regime is oppressive and undemocratic and that the successes have come at a high price. Just over 30 years ago, Ethiopia’s famine … Continue reading

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