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Ethiopia’s Embattled Prime Minister

By Daniel Teferra (PhD) Professor of Economics Emeritus The current Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, took office two and a half years ago. Abiy Ahmed belongs to the second generation of OPDO (Oromo People’s Democratic Organization), a member of the ruling coalition, known as EPRDF (Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front). Abiy Ahmed came...

የሲዳማ ክልል የመሆን ጥያቄ

ከዶ/ር ዳንኤል ተፈራ የኢኮኖሚክስ ኤመረተስ ፕሮፌሰር የክልል ሥርአት ከተመሠረተ ሀያስምንተኛ ዓመቱን ይዟል። ክልልን በዋነኛነት የመሠረተው ሀገሪቱን በመሣሪያ ኃይል የተቆጣጠረው ሕወሓት ነው። የክልል ሥርአት፤ ስሙ እንደሚያመለክተው ሁሉ፤ የመሬት ክፍፍል ሥርአት ነው። የሁሉንም መብት በእኩልነት የማስከበሪያ አደረጃጀት አይደለም። ስለዚህ፤ በተለያዩ ቦታዎች በሕይወትና በንብረት ላይ ብዙ ጉዳቶች ደርሰዋል። እየደረሱም ነው። ለምሳሌ፤ በቅርቡ በባሕር ዳር የተፈጠረውን የሕይወት መጥፋት ከዚህ...

የኢትዮጵያ የተስፋ ጭላንጭል

ዶ/ር ዳንኤል ተፈራ የኢኮኖሚክስ ኤመረተስ ፕሮፌሰር ከ6/23/19 እስከ 6/30/19  ባለው ጊዜ ውስጥ ለቤተሰብ ጉዳይ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ነበርኩ። ለመጨረሻ ጌዜ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የሄድከት የዛሬ ሦስት ዓመት ነበር። ያንጊዜ ያላየሁትን በአሁኑ ቆይታዬ ለማየት ችያለሁ። ፍርሀት ተወግዶ፤ ሰው አንገቱን ሳይደፋ መሄድ፤ እንዲሁም መናገር ችሏል። ከዚህ ቀደም በፊቱ ላይ ይታይ የነበረው ጭንቀት ቀርቶ ዛሬ ፈገግታ ይነበብታል። ጉዞዬን የጀመርኩት በ6/22/19...

Why Ethiopia Needs a Land Reform Program

Daniel Teferra* A paper presented at Ethiopia Forum: Challenges and Prospects for a Constitutional Democracy in Ethiopia, Symposium and Panel Discussion, at African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan, March 23-24, 2019. In Ethiopia, historically, the disparity in land ownership is a major problem that has kept a vast majority of the population...

Ethiopia should Reform the Constitution, before Election

By Daniel Teferra (Ph.D.)* The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmad, on 27th November 2018, met with representatives of eighty-one political parties to discuss the upcoming election. But it is the Constitution that needs fixing first. Otherwise, the country may unravel. Conducting an election by itself may not prevent that from happening. For example,...

A Critique: Ethiopia Climbing Mount Uncertainty

By Dr. Daniel Teferra* In reading Mr. Rene Lefort’s recent article, “Ethiopia: Climbing Mount Uncertainty”, (OpenDemocracy, 21 October 2018), I thought I should comment on some of the points in his piece that caught my attention. I will also discuss what I think is the real issue, facing the country, and try to examine possibilities...