ETHIOPIA’s devious path to DEMOCRACY – VisualPolitik EN

ETHIOPIA’s devious path to DEMOCRACY – VisualPolitik EN


Ethiopia is a country famous for being the
place where coffee was discovered… nevertheless, Ethiopians didn’t start drinking it until
very recently. During decades, this country was among the
World’s poorest. But, if you follow VisualPolitik for a long
time, you already know that Ethiopia is the scenario for one of the biggest miracles of
our decade. In the latest decades, Ethiopia has been growing
at a 10% rate year after year. Fashion brands like Calvin Klein or H&M have
already some big textile worshops in this country. Lots of Chinese factories are been built at
the outskirs of Addis Abeba. But Chinese are not the only ones interested
in Ethiopian economy! At the beginning of this year 2019, Hyunday
opened their first assembly center here. In other words, more and more Ethiopians are
stepping out of poverty every day. But hold on just a second because this is
not the actual Ethiopian miracle! You see, til the year 2018, the economy was
doing good but the political system pretty much sucked. They had an authoritarian system similar to
that of China: one party, censorship and never-ending harassment to ethnic minorities. But, beating the odds, all of this changed
from one day to the other thanks to this man you see on the screen: ABIY AHMED ALI, the
brand new Ethiopian prime minister. And I say beating the odds because ABIY AHMED
ALI was the last person you would imagine to be a reformist. He was an army general and a member of the
government party: The Ethiopian People’s Liberation Front. Nevertheless, as soon as this man put his
sole on the government palace, he started rocking the boat. From one day to the other, he abolished most
of the censorship laws, banned the ethnic harassment made by the army and announced
free elections by 2020. Add to this the peace with neighbouring Eritrea
and a liberalization agenda that sounds like heaven to international investors. Yes, my dear viewers, remember his name because
he has high chances to get a Peace Novel Price sooner than later. Definitely, he already deserves it much more
than many others who already got it. But wait a minute because not everything is
sunshine and rainbows. Yes, on the paper, the intentions of this
politicians couldn’t sound better. If he achieves everything he wants, he would
become the next Nelson Mandela. But, as we always say here… things are much
more complex than what they seem. Ethiopia’s Amhara state chief killed amid
regional coup attempt Yes, you heard this right! Democratic transitions are never easy. Specially given that Ethiopia had already
a political elite enjoying lots of privileges and more than 13 different tribes. We are talking about an enormous country,
with more than 100 million inhabitants and more than 13 languages. This is a test to ABIY AHMED real intentions. With so much internal opposition and so many
ethnic tension, it is very tempting to go back to the good old dictatorship. At the end of the day, tyrants can deal with
all this things way easier. So the question now is… To what extent is ABIY AHMED willing to respect
human rights? Can Ethiopia become an actual democracy? Or maybe it is too hard to resist the temptation
of becoming an authoritarian leader? Today we are going to answer to all of these
questions but, before we do, let’s take a look back at the history. THE COUNTRY OF THE THREE REVOLUTIONS Many of you associate Ethiopia with Rastafarians. As you know, Bob Marley and his accolades
practiced a religion that praised the king HAILE SELASSIE, the Ethiopian emperor. No offense to the Rastafarians but Mr. SELASSIE
was an absolute monarch that ruled Ethiopia with an iron fist. An, as it happens many times with absolute
monarchs and authoritarian leaders… he didn’t die in bed. In the year 1975, the DERG guerrilla seized
power and they killed him. This was the first Ethiopian revolution. DERG was a Marxist-leninist group that governed
the country during the 80s. In this time, they collectivized the land,
nationalized all the companies and ended with half a million of opponents. Thus, Ethiopia suffered one of their worst
starvations. And this explains why, in 1991, after a bloody
civil war, the Ethiopian People’s Liberation Front took power. This was the second Ethiopian revolution. But make no mistake! The country didn’t become a democracy at
all. They went from die hard communism to a moderate,
China-style one. This explains the good relationship between
these two countries and the economic growth they started to have. But pay attention because now Xander is going
to tell us the really interesting part of the story. But pay attention because now Eric is going
to tell us the really interesting part of the story. You see, Ethiopia has more than 100 million
inhabitans and more than 13 tribes. These tribes are not very friendly with one
another. And this is why the constitution is so special. To start with, Ethiopia is the only country
in the planet, alongside with Liechtenstein, where the right to secesion is contemplated. This means that, theoretically, each of these
9 regions you see on the map could have a referendum and become independent. And, of course, each of those tribes have
their own political party. Most of these political parties are part of
this grand coalition called Ethiopian People’s Liberation Front. And all these parties have seats in the parliament. All of this means that Ethiopian politics
are not a debate between right and left wing or conservatives versus liberals but a discussion
among different tribes. And you might wonder… does this system work? Can Ethiopian tribes coexist together in peace
and harmony? The answer is no way! First of all, this right to secesion is just
a theory. Each time a region wanted to secede had to
face the army. And, as you can already imagine, not all tribes
are equally powerful. From all those 13 ethnic groups, only 3 call
the shots: the OROMO, the AMHARA and the TIGRIYANS. The rest are suffering constant human rights
violations. This includes forced displacements, land confiscations
and, of course, massive killings. For example, the Somalians living in Ethiopia
have been sufferint neverending harassment from paramilitary groups. And both the government as the army pretended
this never existed. Add to this the activist and journalist that
were exiled. If this was not enough, Ethiopia was in permanent
war with Eritrea. So yes, the economy was doing good but the
politics couldn’t go worse. And here is when the third Ethiopian revolution
came in. Let’s have a look at it, shall we? TITLE: THE ETHIOPIAN ROCKSTAR I’m gonna say it again: remember this name
because he might become a peace novel price: ABIY AHMED ALI. Til the year 2018, he was what we call an
‘APPARATCHIK’, this is a party man: an army general that belonged to the OROMO tribe,
which, as we said before, is one of the ruling ethnic groups. Nevertheless, as soon as he started his administration,
he has unleashed one of the most ambitious reformist agendas in history. In just one year, he has signed peace with
Eritrea, he has abolished censorship and he has stopped harassment from the army. Aren’t you impressed yet? So wait because I haven’t finished! He has already announced free elections for
2020, he has managed to get a woman as the President and he is passing the biggest liberalizations
ever seen in Ethiopia. Ethiopia to install 4G network ahead of telecoms
liberalization With all of this, it is easy to understand
why he has become the new African rockstar. In fact, we can already talk about the ABIYMANIA. And, believe me, everything I will say here
is not a hyperbole at all. Some religious groups already claim that he
is the Messiah. In Eritrea, the former die hard enemy of Ethiopia,
there are already mothers naming their children after him. And the Ethiopian media is living a big time
renaissance. Satire is flourishing in Ethiopia Brand new newspapers, brand new TV shows and
old journalist coming back to the country. The pictures you see now are part of some
comedy sketch that you can find on YouTube. For the first time in history, people can
make fun of politicians, including the prime minister. And it seems that next year, a Ethiopian broadcaster
will start a late night show similar to The Daily Show. All of this is pretty normal in a country
like America or UK but it is a giant step here. But OK, OK… I know what you are going to say now! It is very easy to allow free press when the
media loves you. But… what happens when you have die hard
critics? Well… let’s cover that! FREEDOM HAS ITS RISKS 2019 has surprised Ethiopians with a terrible
draught that brought many regions back to starvation. Unemployment is near 20% and many young people
are in a desperate situation. If this was not enough, the old guard is far
from happy with this third revolution. So look at what happened in June 2019. Ethiopian army chief killed by bodyguard and
regional leader dead in coup attempt The Amhara state president, Ambachew Mekonnen,
and his adviser were shot dead and the state’s attorney general was wounded in Amhara’s
capital Basically, a man from the military who belonged
to the AMHARA tribe decided to kill the governor of his region. According to him, ABIY AHMED was ending all
the privileges his tribe used to enjoy. So he organized a coup d’etat to separate
from the rest of the country. As you can imagine, the central government
didn’t wait a minute for retaliation. Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup
leader But we are not talking about a military answer
only! During almost 2 days, central government cut
the internet. Just like that. During almost 48 hours, Ethiopians couldn’t
access to Internet. This way, they couldn’t visit any media
or any critical opinion against the government. Yes, I can see what you are thinking: freedom
of speech didn’t last really long here. But if you thought this was the only problem
ABIY had, you’d better think again. Ethiopia referendum: Dozens killed in Sidama
clashes With so much freedom, the SIDAMA tribe, one
of those groups that have been always marginalized by the mainstream, decided to call for an
independence referendum. They didn’t want to become an independent
country on its own right. But they wanted to have, at least, their own
autonomous region. This is what happens when you give freedom
to the people! Then, people wants to use that freedom! And in this moment is when the guys from the
Ethiopian government said. ‘Oh my god! All this tribes with their referéndums are
such a pain in the ass! OK, so you, Sidama guys, what do you want?… A referendum? OK, fine. But look… can you wait at least 5 months? Just 5 months?’ And then, the Sidama tribe said:
‘Oh, sure, five months! You totally sound like the previous governments! You talk about democracy, freedom and all
the sweet stuff but then you go fucking around again with the referendums! You can take your 5 months waiting time and
stick them into your ass!!!!’ And this is how violent protests emerged with
more than 30 dead people. So yes, I totally understand what you are
going to say now. This Abiy Ahmed guy is more disappointing
than the latest Tarantino movie. But do you know what? Sometimes, history can be really beautiful. Ethiopia to hold autonomy referendum for ethnic
Sidama in November Yes, after so much hesitation, Abiy Ahmed
is really willing to allow that referendum. And, with Internet already working again,
it seems that freedom of speech is very alive in Ethiopia. For example, while we were preparing this
video, we found some English speaking Ethiopian newspapers. And we could find news like this one. Sidama unrest death toll rises to 34 I know, this is really bad news. This is the kind of news that don’t make
a nice portray of the government. But, precisely, the fact that an Ethiopian
newspaper can say bad things about the government is, indeed, a good thing! Good luck finding something similar in China! For a better understanding, DEUTSCHE WELLE,
which is a radio similar to BBC but in Germany, has already started broadcasting in Amharic
language. And look at the kind of talk shows they are
already hosting! Discussion: Country risk
They began to hear warnings that Ethiopia was endangered as a country. They say this by trying to justify their fears
that a country is at risk. Again, these are not good news. And we don’t really know what are they discussing
in this talk show because we couldn’t find any Ethiopian who could help us. By the way, if there is some native Amharic
speaker watching this video, feel free to write us an email! But the truth is that, freedom of speech really
seems to be flourishing here. And, so far, Abiy is keeping his promise of
free elections by 2020. Of course, this will not be an easy thing. First of all, Ethiopia will have to update
their census, which is extremely hard. Remember that, despite the growth, this is
still a very poor country. And the government has a lot of challenges
on the horizon, starting by the huge unemployment rate. So now the question goes to you… Shall Ethiopia be able to hold those elections
by 2020? How many times will be Abiy tempted again
to go back to authoritarianism? Is Ethiopia ready for democracy? Please, leave your answer on the comment section
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100 thoughts on “ETHIOPIA’s devious path to DEMOCRACY – VisualPolitik EN

  1. I think it might end up like the Soviet Union after the Gorbachev era whereby the reduction of power at center leads to the periphery breaking away. I am from the Somali Region and the appetite for self determination has not died out it is as strong today as it was when the British handed over control of the region to Ethiopia in 50's, in the upcoming 2020 elections i foresee the O.N.L.F winning in this region and the O.L.F winning in a landslide in Oromia region and what all these parties share in common is a strong will to secede. I believe the Horn Of Africa needs a new political and security architecture mainly driven through self determination and using that as a path towards genuine democracy in the entire region.

  2. I have a question for any Ethiopians who watch this video: I read somewhere about an incident after the Italian defeat at Adowa in 1896. Empress Taytu Betul had heard the Italians were famous singers, so a sergeant was brought to her, and he sang "Faniculi, Fanicula" for the Empress. She rewarded him with a gem from her finger. Is this true? This story sounds too good to be true, like something that might have been in a novel, but based on imagination, not historical fact. Thank you!

  3. Elections in 2020 are great but the constitution has to change so that secession is illegal otherwise the country will fall apart. You can remedy this change by allowing state government elections giving some legislative authority to states much like in the US.

  4. Where are the true numbers I’m just curious and stats or Chinese owned operated companies Where the natives a.k.a. Ethiopians are having a better lifestyle and getting out of poverty under these companies I don’t believe that one minute except for maybe the government because The politicians getting in Into the Chinese deathtrap for BS infrastructure projects that never employees the locals or the natives and is shitty faulty infrastructure so where are the stats that Chinese investment has improved the lives of every day Ethiopians you guys seem to look at all the stats so I am just curious please share those

  5. I suppose this isn't entirely unheard of. Listening to Timur Kuran on The Portal 004 it sounds like the Kemalists were military top brass who wondered why Britain and Europe were defeating them and came to the conclusion that Islam was slowing them down and went on a steep path of westernization. It sounds like the financial and prosperity incentive to do such things is significant enough to be real, just that clearly it can backfire if it's done too heavy-handedly such as the case with Iran.

  6. You can pretty much think of the new prime minister like Gorbachev -a reformist from within the establishment. Its true success will only be known several decades later

  7. Why are people so tribal. Just try support your country and not have that tribe is bad and we good mentality. Work together

  8. Ever since you made that Anti Hindu/Pro Islam video about cow vigilantes your viewership has tanked!!! Islam is arab nationalism and since Arabs are members of the white race that makes ISLAM WHITE NATIONALISM! YOU ARE DEFENDING THE SPREAD OF WHITE NATIONALISM!!

  9. Unemployment leads to all this tribalism you see in the comments. Ethiopia as a nation should focus on getting all its citizens a higher standard of living by any means, maybe except depending on the US dollar. You can't get a visa without it. The government might want to consider privatization ( a least partially) to get foreign currency and encourage competition. The government can't do everything.

  10. When constantly warring tribes and kingdoms of europe has finally achieved peace, democrasy and prosperity why one should be pessimistic about peace and prosperity in ethiopia and i am sure
    the Ethiopian people will eventually
    get together and make a great nation.

  11. Good observations and presentation. However advise against any help from Ethiopians who volunteer. Soon as you get Ethiopian involved, your show becomes biased. Keep the objective observations, though I think you already missed the brutal style of leadership Abiy has already grown to.
    His heavy handed almost inhuman killing of potential political supporters in the west and south should have been included.
    In the hope of being false messia he is alreadying laying ground to stay in power for longer thean he should.
    His decieving cover as a young liberalist is no more. Indtead his cruel aftican leader style is apparrently clear from his inddifference caused by his military and regional special forces

  12. This video is full of misinformation and its kinda irritating.

    First of all, Ethiopia doesn't have "13 tribes". It has 80 ethnic groups, of which the Oromo, the Amhara, the Somali, and the Tigrayans are the largest and together make up 75% of the population. Even though the Somalis ARE the 3rd largest ethnic group, they're rarely involved in Ethiopian politics as they've always been a ffighting for independence ever since they were conquered by the Ethiopian empire during the scramble for Africa.

    The larger ethnic groups with large territories hace their own administrative ethnic regions, thats five regions. The SNNP, Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz have a mix of ethnic minorities that have their own districts within these regions. The SNNP (Southern Nations, Nationalites, and Peoples) alone has 50 ethnic groups living within it.

    Oh and WTF is going on with them stock footage? Cos I'm pretty sure that most of them were even filmed in Ethiopia. 🙄

  13. They need to learn from earlier attempts. I mean It didn't take long until they when back to a dictatorship in Russia.
    The thing with democracy is that you need to have a people who believes in it and evaluate what it stands for. People need to have a trust in the people who makes up the country and a mistrust in leaders. The people need to be willing to react when the values of democracy are threatened.

  14. A couple of factual errors ,1 Ethiopia has 81 tribes not 13, 2 As of 2008 we have 9 regions not 13. But very informative still

  15. To b honest, the only problem I see in my country is lack of ethics and public education which is critical to embrace the values of democracy. I see Abiy rather like a daddy figure than a leader, as he's dealing with such idiotic ethnic leaders and immature ppl all z time. Anyways I shall pray for him and our nation to help our ignorance and arrogance.

  16. I've been watching your channel for a year Now and am glad you took your time to research and present a "VisualPolitik" about my Country and most of the information you laid out is pretty accurate and well researched ..and i do hope for the best for my country because, at this day and age our neighbors love Ethiopia more than we do ourselves.

  17. Army General??? Did you even just google the man? His highest rank was Lieutenant Colonel you stupid! Do more research about topics you tackle than what you do about ugly shirts!

  18. STOP THIS!!!!!!!! The stock footage of OTHER Africans COUNTRIES used having nothing to do with Ethiopians. That’s like making a video about the British but using stock footage of Albania.

  19. Even God doesn't know where that country goes! It's like the GOT. People love and quarrel in a different and interesting way and analysis of what goes on there is impossible!

  20. One thing i really hate about every video you make is the sudden music and improper music when talking about SERIOUS and CONTROVERSIAL History, would really appreciate if you can somehow make the music more subtle. Im pretty sure im not the only one

  21. Abolish tribal labels like Rwanda and build a form of federalism like the U.S. this is the only way to keep the peace. Focus the power locally and slowly build a national identity of freedom, responsibility, and fraternity. Lebanon and Iraq show us that parties based on religion and tribe are not conducive to good governance. Scots and the Catalonians also demonstrate this anger at poorly weighted representation.

  22. Leading Ethiopia now is like to be a mental hospital doctor. Everyone is being pain in the a** for the leader. I wish all good for the prime minister only.

  23. I don't think we are ready for Democracy it's really sad.
    And i have to say almost all of those b-roll clips you used aren't from Ethiopia smh but it doesn't matter how the world sees us when we are ruled by shit so never mind

  24. Wow so many inaccuracies in this video I don’t even know where to start. First there’s no political party or coalition in Ethiopia called Ethiopian People Liberation Front, there’s Tigray people’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which is in coalition with 3 other parties and ran the country as EPRDF, the other parties were puppets while TPLF dominated every power in the country for 27 years and it is this party and its elite supporters who have been destabilizing the country in order to regain power and not the Amhara who’ve been marginalized and targeted for the past 28 years. So making the claim that the so called “coup” (which was not a coup but an internal power struggle within the Amhara regional leadership) was an attempt by “elite” Amharas to maintain a privilege that they never had over the past 28 years is complete fabrication. And lastly you made it seem like Abiy Ahmed came to power in a vacuum when you should’ve mentioned the over 2 years of protest by the Oromos and Amharas that put the country on a standstill and allowed the Amhara and Oromo parties in the EPRDF coalition (ANDM/ ADP and OPDP/ODP) to sideline TPLF and elect Abiy Ahmed.
    I used to find your videos informative but seeing all these inaccuracies on basic facts about Ethiopian politics that can be googled makes me wonder about the accuracy of your other videos.

  25. I am somali. my land is internationally recognized as part of Ethiopia but neither I nor my land is Ethiopian. ethiopia is an empire. empires can only be maintained by force. if Ethiopia doesn't implement democracy then it will spiral into civil war. if it does implement democracy then Ethiopia will slowly be dismantled by the people at the ballot box. either way, Ethiopia is a doomed country. a country living on borrowed time.

  26. Zimbabweans pliz confirm e music that starts playing at 7.03 is or at leasts sounds very similar to the background music yepamurimi wanhasi/umlimi wanamhla 😏😎😆

  27. If modern day Ethiopia becomes democratic it will break up peacefully instead of fighting. Ethiopia is made up of the many different people that share nothing with each other and the only reason why it exists now is because of western support since the 19th century

  28. This is absolutely wrong and it’s not different from the propaganda that the state TV and the government newspaper present. The reality is Abiy did not Bring any change in a positive way. If you call it’s a change yes there’s a change a change that people are bing killed by a policeman & special force and by a Group called Kero and Fano , which also killed people on a broad day light and robbed more than 20 banks and attack and displaced More than 3million people. I.e genocide on the kemant & Gedio People.
    The country’s economy is down and it’s going down still not recovering and The unemployment rate is more than 30% and also Abiy is spending the money that the country gets from the donation from wealthy European countries to build his own palace and spending for his own expensive things like expensive cars for his own purposes
    In conclusion Abiy is nothing but a corrupted Narcissistic another dictator in Africa thank you.

  29. Democracy will kill this country. Country wuth such divercity like Ethophia needs technocratic dictatorship like in Singapore

  30. The EPDRF is a coalition government not 1 party lol do better research this is basic information you got wrong

    This is literally on Wikipedia “ The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front is a left-wing ethnic federalist political coalition in Ethiopia. The EPRDF consists of four political parties, namely Tigray People's Liberation Front, Amhara Democratic Party, Oromo Democratic Party and Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement.”

  31. Many inaccuracies here in this video. But Ethiopia is struggling with land disputes, lack of education, technological advancements, and unity. If we are not united we will fall. The Ethiopian identity is constantly evolving and the youth will have to make changes to grow the country. Abiy has only been in office for a year and he has inherited several historical issues.Those of us in the diaspora look at ways to improve the country we play a significant role in its current status. Hopefully, there will be an election. One Ethiopia!

  32. 13 tribes? hahahahaha more like 84 tribes. Please get your facts checked before posting them. The amhara region kudeta wasn't meant to create an indipendante amhara nation. That is another mistake, it was primarily to defend amhara rigion being consumed by the oromo region since there is an oromo special zone in amhara which is basically a special region for oromos with in the amhara region.

  33. Abiy Ahmed started off his "prime ministerial role" by attacking the Somali region and preventing the Somali Region to secede from Ethiopia and sending Oromo thugs, with new-found confidence, to murder and pillage Somali lands and cities.
    Be it the Amhara, Tigrey or the Oromo, like it or not: One day, the Somali Region WILL JOIN SOMALIA!!!

  34. There is no such thing called Ethiopian people libration front instead its Tigray's people libration front.

  35. Abiy is a bullshitter, same as any politician, he is the black version of Trudeau. Ineffective SJW, I mean the man appointed 6 incompetent women into his cabinet which is half and trying to introduce hate speech laws just to virtue signal to world. The economy is going downhill, inflation like never before, racial tension and a few subtle and not so subtle moves for domination of one race and racism like never before where thousands killed and millions displaced from where they lived generations because of race, aiding in the claim of one ethnic groups claim to the capital city through replacement of civil servants and worse giving ID to ppl from that group. Crime like never seen before (armed robbery, stabbing… Even during the day) no foreign currency(theft by so called foreign investors) and extremely difficult and hostile business env't (started before him) I could go on and I don't even follow politics

  36. Hey ….like majority of your report is somewhat in accurate and i see this new leader has some niccolo machiavelli vibe, he has to be watched closely

  37. We don't want or need those people here in US. Trump will kick them out too. They need to stay in their own country.

  38. "He deserves then Nobel Peace prize more than many others that received it."
    C..coughhhhKissingercoughhh Obamacoughhh.
    😉😉

  39. What kind democracy Ethiopia need ?? Democracy like in Afghanistan,Iraq,Syria or other country were you westerns import ?!

  40. 1st. Please don't forget Abiy was a high ranking ENSA(Ethiopian National Security Agency), which is the equivalent of CIA but mostly internal politics oriented. He was spying on citizens, arresting opposition members etc.
    2nd. @ 3:07 Ethiopia has has over 80 languages not just more than 13.
    3rd. You are doing great job.

  41. ITS THE (EPRDF) THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLES REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC FRONT. the EPLF is the Eritrean Peoples Liberation Front

  42. Did you also say, dr. Abiy was an army general? Well I just realized that your videos aren’t well researched. Dr. Abiy had not even reached to the level of colonel. By the way, coffee was a favorite drink for hundreds of years as far as we know. At least, we know know that our great grand parents were drinking it. How is that recent years.

  43. The funny thing is, Ethiopia is actually more homogenous compared to many other African countries (take Nigeria for example). Just about 13 tribes? And as far as I know, many of those guys speak Arabic and their borders actually suit them as they were formed organically, not by ignorant strangers. Also, they have the privilege of their history and culture not being stripped of them. They have it good relatively speaking.

  44. Yo I’m a fan of your page but you have insulted the people of the Amhara. They have not been in power for 50+ years. The coup is a lie. You have disappointed us. Amharas have not benefited in anyway. They have been slaughtered and genocide has been done on them. Absolutely sad

  45. Africa doesn’t need democracy…she is too diverse both in linguistics and ethnicity… democracy is a European thing what Africa needs is a monarchy just like China 🇨🇳 or Middle East

  46. I find it bizarre that the guy is just trying to fix the country and the tribes are still intent on ripping the country apart in their selfish ambitions as they always have been. They can't even bother to wait until the elections are done.

  47. People from countries that are as diverse as Ethopia will understand,while to those which are from largely homogeneous countries such as USA won't.Someone might say USA is a multi cultural,racial and diverse country,but I would counter that by saying that there is a single huge culture in USA….with which all cultures have to assimilate,they speak one language,AND they have had about 200 or so years to refine their system and to find he best model,they have good economic growth and one large dominating ethnicity…the English speaking people of English descent.

  48. My God, what a bunch of rubbish, people are massacred left, right and centre all over the country and here you are telling us rubbish. Abiy Ahmed (a.k.a the democratic rock star leader) is in fact presently negotiating with the West to hand over the sovereignty of the country. All this praise and adulation by the western media is just until your chosen boy hand over the country's economy ; after that he is on his own, you will abandoned him at the mercy of the Ethiopians as you have done so to many similar moron leaders allover the developing world.
    NOTE and Correction: Ethiopia is a home to more than 13 languages.
    regards

  49. The funny fact, Abiy Ahmed is a smooth dictator . He loves image building tho. That is why western leaders fall for him.

  50. Ethiopia is been ready when learns how democracy work. To learn how democracy work. First must learn from ancient Greece. Like Athina make, live and rule in democracy. This mean no capitalism and liberalism. Not today when whe have with democracy, capitalism and liberalism in USA.

  51. No where else in your life is there democracy. You’re going to see how it unfolds all over the world this century as it’s a great way to develop a nation at the beginning but in the long run it falls to strongmen/women

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