Four Ethiopians discuss 30 years of domestic politics and decide the process needs more young people and women.
A panel debated Ethiopia’s modern political history and agreed that concluded that reform is essential to the health of Ethiopian governance.
Dr. Minga Negash said Ethiopian political leaders including Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has been a chairman of his party Tigray People’s Liberation Front for two decades, needs to give way to a new generation of politics. Dr Minga is a professor of accounting and finance at Metropolitan State College of Denver and University of Pretoria, South Africa. Minga and the rest of the panelists discussed governance, peace, security and sustainable development in Ethiopia and used the paper, Ethiopia Politics: A Critique, by Gizaw Legesse as a basis for their discussion.
Other panelists were Neamin Zelleke, a businessman from Fairfax, Virginia; Wassi Tesfa, national director of Head Start, at the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services; and Imru Zelleke, retired Ethiopian ambassador to the United States.