The Complex Politics of Ethiopia – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

March 7th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopia is Africa’s second-most populous nation and a key American ally. It’s also one of the most difficult political landscapes to understand. Many observers and members of the Ethiopian diaspora complain that the government is suppressing democratic activities. At the same time, the opposition remains fractured. Kojo explores the politics of Ethiopia, from Addis Ababa to Adams Morgan, and speaks with two prominent opposition leaders currently in the (more…)

Ethiopia is Africa’s second-most populous nation and a key American ally. It’s also one of the most difficult political landscapes to understand. Many observers and members of the Ethiopian diaspora complain that the government is suppressing democratic activities. At the same time, the opposition remains fractured. Kojo explores the politics of Ethiopia, from Addis Ababa to Adams Morgan, and speaks with two prominent opposition leaders currently in the

Guests


Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Senior Advisor, Carter Center Ethiopia Election Observation project

Taye Woldesmiate, Professor of Political Science, Illinois Wesleyan University; and International Coordinator, Coalition for Unity and Democracy

Berhanu Nega, Mayor-elect, Addis Ababa; International Scholar in Residence, Bucknell University

Eng. Hailu Shawel pulls out of the interview after learning Dr. Berhanu Nega is going to be in the same show
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