Is Ethiopia sliding backwards under Abiy Ahmed?—Jazeera’s UpFront

14 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


In this episode of UpFront, we challenge Lencho Bati, an adviser to the office of the Ethiopian prime minister about Abiy Ahmed’s controversial handling of protests and ask why the Nobel laureate is so media-shy.



What a bad season! In a single day, I saw two individuals I had always respected going down the tuble. One is Lencho himself. The other is Taye Dendea, who during the week had lost two million Birr, taken from the Treasury to pay for Prosperity cadres in Training in Bishoftu. Has this been subjected to investigation. Taye said, those that broke into his car “had master key and when he went to lunch they had opened the car and took the money and other stuff.

Amid blackout, western Oromia plunges deeper into chaos and confusion shows clearly what the man I have always admired how he is attributing the problems Prosperity has faced to its enemies. That frigid explanation has robbed me of the person I admired: This he used to dismiss any failures of Abiy Ahmed Ali as a national leader. Go through the article, you would see what I am trying to explain.

Of all things, Taye, Prosperity Party’s spokesman, astounded me when he zeroed in on denying there were abducted university students. I read that denial in Ethiopia Insight. Here is a quote from Ethiopia Insight states:





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