Just when the world was thinking Ethiopia was on track to becoming politically stable and no more civil clash. On Wednesday, the world woke up to a dark and inaccessible Ethiopia as the government went back to its bad habits of shutting down the internet. These acts were particularly common before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took leadership of the East African nation.
On Wednesday this week, Ethiopians woke up cut off from the rest of the world. Something they had gotten used to, and were very glad it had never happened under the reign of the new Prime Minister.
“The internet blackout cause major disruptions in the city. For hours, we had no connection to the rest of the world,” complained a DW’s correspondent Yohannes Tarake from the capital Addis Ababa.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (42-years-old) and former intelligence officer, came into the helm of Ethiopia’s political leadership with a raft of reforms and shaking public institutions upside down when he took office six months ago.
As the first-ever Prime Minister coming from the ethnic majority group, Oromo. He was seen as a public figure who will foster peace …read more