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Written By aljazeera.co The Ethiopian prime minister discusses democracy, human rights, press freedom and the future of his country. Business is b...

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By Editorial Board April 30 at 8:43 PM ETHIOPIA’S ELECTIONS, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic. A country that has o...

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Hailemariam Desalegn: Democracy ‘not only an election’

Written By aljazeera.co

The Ethiopian prime minister discusses democracy, human rights, press freedom and the future of his country.

Business is booming in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. There is construction almost everywhere, a symbol of Ethiopia’s impressive economic growth over the past decade.

Gone are the days of famine and grinding poverty, the government story goes. This is Ethiopia 2015, which they say, is on course to becoming a middle-income country by 2025.

To add to this remarkably rosy picture, Ethiopia’s 90 million citizens are part of a healthy, multi-party democracy that holds elections every five years, the government says.

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The United States’ irresponsible praise of Ethiopia’s regime

April 30 at 8:43 PM

ETHIOPIA’S ELECTIONS, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic. A country that has often been held up as a poster child for development has been stifling civic freedoms and systematically cracking down on independent journalism for several years.

It was consequently startling to hear the State Department’s undersecretary of state for political affairs, Wendy Sherman, declare during a visit to Addis Ababa on April 16 that “Ethiopia is a democracy that is moving forward in an election that we expect to be free, fair and credible.” The ensuing backlash from Ethiopians and human rights advocates was deserved.

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