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Vol 59 No 12

Published 15th June 2018


Eritrea

A radical bid for peace and economic change 

Abiy Ahmed will need strong backing from the party as well as his new security chiefs to make his new policies work

A credible offer to end the war with Eritrea and the opening up of state companies to private capital are Ethiopia's biggest strategic shifts in over a decade. Premier Abiy Ahmed's radical moves, announced on 5 June, follow intense debate in the executive committee of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front stretching back many months.

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