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Vol 59 No 11

Published 1st June 2018


Ethiopia

All things to all factions

The new premier plays a clever game of balancing competing interests – but bringing the corrupt to book is not on the agenda

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been boosting his reputation as a crowd-pleaser with government actions which have delighted a Saudi tycoon, youthful demonstrators, opposition leaders, jailed executives and even the widow of his predecessor, Meles Zenawi.

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