Candid Reflections on Ethiopia's Reform Process by Tamrat Gebremariam

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Watch Tamrat Gebremariam - the founder and managing editor of Addis Fortune, candidly speak about the prospects, the risks and precautions that must be taken to ensure Ethiopia’s “delicate transition” succeeds. He advises caution when handling Ethiopia’s transition, noting that while it presents hope and optimism for the country, if not handled properly, there is no reason Ethiopia won’t end up as another failed state that started with great optimism and hope. He gives his candid perspectives on whether or not Ethiopia’s reform process will work, the role of what he calls ”credible” civil society that works for the interests of the people and not those imposed by “do gooders” from outside. He warns of possibility of return of dictatorship and/or state collapse should the transition process not be handled well. For him, next year’s general elections would be the make or break for Ethiopia.

 

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