Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Image credit: Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia@flickr.
Abiy Ahmed's ambitious reform agenda cannot succeed unless the office of the Attorney General is depoliticised.
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More than a year after his rise to power, the honeymoon period for Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has finally come to an end. Following the federal government's relatively strong response to a failed "coup" in the Amhara Regional State, prominent national and international media and watchdogs have raised concerns over a possible lapse to old habits of mass arrests and internet shutdowns in Ethiopia - a past Abiy has sought vehemently to distance himself from.
Since taking power in April 2018, the reformist prime minister has taken a series of confidence-building measures, including releasing thousands of political prisoners, facilitating the return of exiled political groups, some of them . . .
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