Ethiopia Appoints Opposition Leader to Head Electoral Body

The lawmakers in Ethiopia have Birtukan Mideksa, an ex-judge and once-jailed opposition leader, as chairwoman of the electoral authority. This appointment is historic in an effort by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s commitment to introducing multiparty democracy in a nation that’s been ruled by the same party since it overthrew a military dictatorship more than … Continue reading Ethiopia Appoints Opposition Leader to Head Electoral Body