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Vol 64 No 23

Published 16th November 2023


Trading dams for ports

Abiy's clumsy proposal to swap shares in the Nile dam for access to a port took the region by surprise

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shocked allies and enemies alike when he announced on 13 October that access to the Red Sea was an 'existential' issue for his landlocked country and Ethiopians needed to discuss it urgently. The speech addressed to MPs was carried on all state-owned media.

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