Since coming to power just over two months ago, the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has taken a series of radical steps
that are transforming the political map and restoring trust in public authority.
On Tuesday (June 5), the government made three major and politically consequential announcements: it lifted the state of emergency imposed shortly
after former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned, announced plans to liberalize the economy and declared it was ready to fully comply with and implement the Algiers Agreement that ended Africa's most deadly conflict.
Reforms at home
Perhaps the most popular Ethiopian leader to date, the Prime Minister's performance over the last two months has been stellar.
Since his inauguration
, the Prime Minister has toured the country, listening to the people's grievances. He has reassured the public that his government is ready to take concrete steps towards democratic opening and national reconciliation.
His government has released thousands
of political prisoners, met with the political opposition and civil society to discuss reform, invited previously exiled political parties to return to their country, and embarked on