A message to Ethiopia’s reform leaders by author and architect Mikael Shiferaw


Melat Mulugeta

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into power on April 2, 2018. After his appointment, he took on a nationwide reform that shook the previous system in Ethiopia. He lifted previous bans on press and individuals freedom.  Many spectators feared the consequences of the sudden air of freedom in the nation with much resentments. Considering the current wave of ethnic extremism and hate speech, the fear can be defined as a rational prediction of a likely outcome. Michael Shiferaw, architect and author, was one of the spectators who put down his speculation in his famous book Yemastenkekiya Dewel. Watch his exclusive interview on Mereja TV.