As Abiy Continues ‘Unbelievable’ Change, Power Shift Creates New Tensions And Tigrayan Fears In Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s rate of 2.4 million new internally displaced people in 2018 far exceeded Syria’s. Reformist Abiy’s aggressive reform agenda has won praise, but shaking up Ethiopia’s government risks exacerbating several long-simmering ethnic rivalries.

New Tribal Chieftain Or Reformer? Why Ethiopia’s New Leader Abiy Ahmed Could Be A Game Changer

Most Ethiopians believe the incoming premier will pursue political reforms. His election also means that for the first time in 27 years Ethiopian nationalism is gaining momentum.

Ethiopia Extends Emergency As Old Grievances Simmer: A Ruling Party’s Strength Becomes Its Main Weakness

Some 20,000 people have reportedly been detained under the state of emergency, which also led to curfews, bans on public assembly, and media and internet restrictions.