I think this definitely deserves its own thread. After several weeks of protests around the country, the sitting Prime Minister of Ethiopia has resigned from both his government post, and from his position as chair of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. Ethiopia PM in surprise resignation The EPRDF is officially a coalition of various parties from around Ethiopia, but has always been seen as a front for the TPLF, the Tigray People's Liberation Front, the most northerly province. In the old days, the TPLF was controlled (or so it is said) by MALELIT, the Marxist-Leninist League of Tigray. These Hoxhaists became born again capitalists after 1989, but their brand of neo-capitalism was always much more state directed than was usual for those who adapted to neoliberalism in the wake of the fall of the wall in Berlin. Now their brand of state-led capitalist development may well be reaching a turning point - and a crisis point. What is behind Ethiopia's wave of protests? (from 2016). I'll post more on this when I see it.