Population: 96.51 mn.
GDP: 49.85 bn.
Debt: 12.55 bn.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the EPRDF government will win May’s election over a crushed opposition. Economic growth is strong, driven by agro-industrialisation, low oil prices and increasing energy supplies. Relations with Egypt over the Nile Dam remain cool – and with Eritrea, it's no change.

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  • Vol 56 No 4
  •  20th February 2015

Air turns blue

The opposition Semayawi ('Blue') Party has fiercely attacked the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia for disallowing 24 of its South Omo candidates from standing in the 24 May general elections. Party leaders said the NEBE is arbitrarily cancelling candi...

  • Vol 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

Not a popularity contest

The EPRDF won’t allow the recovering opposition to test its electoral support and will tightly manage the coming elections

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Oslo cuts its losses

Norway has taken the highly unusual step of cancelling a hydropower research project in Ethiopia that would have been drowned by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD, AC Vol 55 No 13). The US$30 million consultancy concerns the proposed 2,000 megawat...

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

The extra Nile

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah el Sisi was due to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 26 June to try to resolve their differences over the Nile. They are attending the summit of the African Union, to which Eg...

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Addis plan touches off riots

A scheme to expand the administrative area of the capital has sparked Oromo nationalist anger

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Dam leak hits Addis

Ethiopia risks isolation in the row with Egypt over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) now that the previously secret Independent Panel of Experts' report on the dam has been leaked (AC Vol 55 No 4, Torpedo the dam). Egypt had ...

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Aid and ethics clash

Britain and the US are accused of complicity in human rights abuses, highlighting difficult choices about democracy and development

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

'Torpedo the dam'

Egypt is protesting to the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. It will also boycott a meeting in Khartoum with Ethiopia and Sudan on the US$4.2 billion project (AC Vol 54 No 22, A...

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Secrets of the dam builder

Sudan has now thrown its weight behind the Millennium Dam, at a time when curiosity about the contractor, Salini, was already growing

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Salini looks to expand

Salini has merged with a Milan-based multinational construction competitor. A Salini statement said that a September Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Impregilo SpA, a 1.9 billion euro (US$2.6 bn.) construction company listed on the Milan Stock...

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