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Vol 60 No 24

Published 5th December 2019


States of expectation

Other nations are queuing up to stake their claims to self-government in the wake of the Sidama referendum result

Even before voting began in November's referendum on Ethiopia's tenth regional state, plans were advancing to form a Sidama branch of Abiy Ahmed's new ruling party, the Prosperity Party. The PP is the product of Abiy's rapid recasting of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front. All but one of the constituent regional parties in the EPRDF have been fused and renamed as the PP. The exception is the previously dominant Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).

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