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Ethiopia: Growing Uncertainty Marks Abiy’s First Year in Power

Expand Abiy Ahmed, newly elected prime minister of Ethiopia, is sworn in at the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, April 2, 2018.  © 2018 Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images This week marks Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s one-year anniversary as Ethiopia’s prime minister. Abiy’s charismatic style appealed to individuals from across Ethiopia’s many ethnic and political divides, no small feat in Ethiopia. It was a remarkable turnaround that followed several years of protests and excessive force by security forces that left over 1,000 people dead.  But how his first year will be remembered depends…

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