Category Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopian politics beyond the vanguard?


Jason Mosley provides insight into recent unrest in Ethiopia, where the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front are at a crucial turning point. Jason is a Research Associate of the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. He is also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Eastern African Studies and an Associate Fellow of the Africa Programme […]

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New Year, New Questions: Marco Di Nunzio

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In the latest of our ‘New Year, New Questions’ series, Marco Di Nunzio draws on his research on Ethiopia to highlight the need to rethink what inclusive growth really means for marginalised young people across the continent, and beyond. Marco is a FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains at the Université Libre de […]

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Is there a developmental model of the internet emerging in Africa?


In this article, Iginio Gagliardone and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi explore the approach that Rwanda and Ethiopia have been taking towards information and communications technology (ICT), and ask whether we could be seeing the emergence of a developmental model of the internet. Frederick is a Political Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in […]

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Power and electoral politics in Ethiopia


In this blog, Elise Dufief argues that in the 2005 and 2010 elections, the Ethiopian government repeatedly made empty gestures towards democratic practice so that it could strengthen the state and secure its incumbency without risking international condemnation. We should expect that similar tactics will be used in May 2015 and, despite the political and […]

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Ethiopia: a false hope?

In the wake of Zenawi’s death and the rise of Dessalegn, Abiye Megenta explores the political landscape in Ethiopia, assessing the prospects for democracy in the country and cautioning us against an unquestioning hope that might obscur rather than ease the road ahead. Abiye Megenta is an Ethiopian political analyst at Nuffield College, University of Oxford […]

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