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Ethiopia’s Transition to Democracy Has Hit a Rough Patch. It Needs Support From Abroad

Expand Abiy Ahmed, left, the newly elected chair of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) addresses Ethiopian lawmakers after he was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister, Monday, April 2, 2018. © AP photo/Mulugeta Ayene The ascent of Dr. Abiy Ahmed to the post of prime minster in Ethiopia a year ago was a rare positive story in a year filled with grim news globally. Within months of taking office, his administration released tens of thousands of political prisoners, made peace with neighboring Eritrea, took positive first steps to ensure free and independent elections,…

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