Ethiopia's new Prime Minister has had a stellar two months, can he keep it up?

Awol K. Allo is a lecturer at the Keele University School of Law. Below he writes about Ethiopia's recent transformations and the government's announcement to mend relations with Eritrea.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.

(CNN)Ethiopia is undergoing remarkable political transformation never seen in the country's recent history.

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.
      Awol K. Allo
      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