Tag: Hailemariam Desalegn

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US warns Ethiopia against Emergency Crackdown

The United States warned its African ally Ethiopia on Tuesday not to abuse the state of emergency it declared this week to suppress dissent and

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German Chancellor calls for Ethiopia to Open up Politics after Unrest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Ethiopia on Tuesday to open up its politics and ensure police do not use heavy-handed tactics against protesters, after more

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State of Emergency grants PM Desalegn sweeping powers

Ethiopian government decreed a state of emergency on Sunday. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the decree on Sunday at noon on the state-owned tv. The decree followed the deadly

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Foreign Investors Warily Eye Crackdown

Foreign investors on Monday warily eyed the Ethiopian government’s latest attempt to quell violent protests that have targeted foreign-owned businesses in Africa’s second most-populous nation. Prime

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Federal Government Declares State of Emergency

Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement released on state media. “The state of emergency was

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Review: A New Vision for A New Ethiopia

Last week someone asked me what would I say are the three immediate problems facing Ethiopia today, and how would I want them to be

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Government, Opposition Tussle Over What Caused Fatal Stumpage

Stampede Reignites Unrest in Oromia Opposition and government officials are tussling over what caused the stampede during Irreecha festival that triggered the death of many people

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PM Hailemariam Desalegn Decries use of Social Media to Spread Messages of Hate and Bigotry

As much as social media offers a digital platform to improve exchange of information and enhance popular participation, its attendant negative impacts simply cannot be

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PM Blames Olympic Protest on U.S. Based Dissenters

When Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa held his arms in an “X” as he crossed the finish line for a silver medal last month at the

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Profile of PM Ato Hailemariam Desalegn and First Lady Roman Tesfaye

Profile of PM Ato Hailemariam Desalegn and First Lady Roman Tesfaye

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PM Hailemariam Sacks Housing Minister Mekuria Haile

Mekuria Haile is member of the executive committee of SEPDM and EPRDF. It has been rumored in the past weeks that SEPDM, Hailemariam's home party,

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Ethiopian model is breaking, but it’s not too late to fix it

Dark clouds have long loomed over Ethiopia’s stunning development story. Now, in the face of unprecedented protests, and the government’s typically brutal response, those clouds

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