Arresting Lidetu Can’t Stifle EDP’s Superiority on Setting Political Agendas

Press release from Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP) For the last 20 years, against the intolerant, uncompromising, outdated, hatred and mistrust- filled Ethiopian political culture, EDP has been playing a significant role for the establishment of a democratic culture premised on civilized political dialogue, concessions and negotiations. Click here to read the press release (pdf)  

Three opposition parties sign MoU

Three opposition political parties, namely the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) and Hibir Ethiopia Democratic Party (Hibir), concerned about the survival of the nation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to collaborate and work together over the agenda of saving the survival of the nation. Concerning the aim of the […]

Ethiopia: Interview with Lidetu Ayalew (Reporter)

Lidetu Ayalew, the founder and the longest- serving president of Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), rose to prominence in Ethiopia’s opposition politics during the highly contested 2005 general elections. The aftermath of that election, although it won Lidetu and his party seats in parliament, alienated him from a strong support base due to a split within […]

EDP launches campaign manifesto

The Reporter – The Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP) published its election manifesto that consists of alternative policies and other ideological points that the party wants to achieve in the upcoming election in order to become a competitor. Its main target is the youth. The party launched its 30-page manifesto on Wednesday this weekend and will […]

Credible Announcements for Low and Stable Inflation

By Abis Getachew Makuria The recent occurrence of the price increase in consumers’ commodities is expected to raise the general inflation which was at a single digit for the last 15 months. Though the government put the blame on business community, the recently observed inflation across the nation is consistent to the existing theories of […]


As you all know, a wave of protest has been observed across most universities in Oromia region in response to the new integrated master plan unveiled by government operational in the capital Addiss Ababa and five Oromiya special zone administrations in the outskirt. Following the announcement, massive rallies against the plan were held in several […]

The Paradox of Democratic and Developmental State in Ethiopia

By Abis Getachew Makuria After most African countries obtained their independence in 1960’s, their primary task was to alleviate poverty and bring their economy in the appropriate development path. On the debate of which way development and prosperity can be achieved, the leading role of the government in the economy was at the centre of the […]

Top Executive Team Visits Southern Region of Ethiopia

The newly elected top executive team of Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP) visited the Southern part of the country and had an effective meeting with local EDP executives and party members as well. The visiting team was composed of Ato Chane Kebede President of the party, Ato Ermias Balkew head of the party’s structural and internal […]