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Deep waters

Abiy is distancing himself from the troubled dam project, which some political opponents are trying to use against him

The death of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project manager, Simegnew Bekele, was ruled a suicide by authorities last week, but the announcement has done little to damp...


Fuelling a debt crisis

Deadlock over plans to raise fuel taxes to satisfy the IMF risks derailing the President’s economic plans

Kenya's debt burden has been growing rapidly for the past four years, rising from 45% of GDP to near 60% now. Solid growth rates have given leaders freedom to ignore the warnings o...


Terrain trial

The conviction of 10 of the 12 soldiers accused of the July 2016 Terrain Hotel attack in Juba has had a lukewarm response from human rights organisations. They say it is only a sta...


Abiy dials down Pax Ethiopia

Addis's relations with its neighbours may be changing as radically as those on the domestic front. A new deal with Somalia could be in the offing

As soon as he was appointed Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was as eager to embrace peace and normalisation with neighbouring states as to reform the regime at home. Somalia, bristling ...


A flood of rumours

The death of the great dam’s chief engineer sees an outpouring of grief as regional reactions to Abiy’s radical initiatives gather speed

For many Ethiopians, dam engineer Simegnew Bekele was the embodiment of their aspirations for a better future, which explains the widespread shock when he was discovered shot dead ...


Raila rebounds

The veteran opposition leader is gaining enough from his historic compromise with Uhuru to worry Vice-President Ruto

Five months after the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga and its promise to build bridges between Kenya's hostile ethnic groups, Odinga s...


Deal or no deal?

'Very much a starting point' was the verdict of United Nations Special Representative David Shearer on the latest agreement by the main political actors of South Sudan on 5 August ...


A deluge of injustice

A new investigation says those responsible for the Solai dam disaster could escape prosecution

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Mohamed Haj has charged the manager and owner of the Nakuru County farm on which the Milmet Solai dam collapsed, causing dozens of dea...


Sanctions and splits

Mediators are talking up a five-party power-sharing deal but the leaders shirk responsibility for mass killings

Hardly a day passes without some new iteration of a South Sudan peace deal, new venues for talks, new concessions, and new demands but without much forward motion towards peace bei...


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