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Ethiopia: Democratic Governance and Development

By Daniel Teferra (PhD)* Ethiopia was ruled for centuries like a Machiavelli’s polity: with emperor, aristocracy, palace intrigue church and strong army, built on an utterly poor peasantry. The old order had remained intact up until 1931 when Emperor Haile Selassie promulgated the first constitution of Ethiopia. The Japanese-style Constitution enshrined the rule of law...