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Pushback peril for Abiy

Addis’s radical offer to implement the UN’s ruling on the border is meeting resistance at home and silence in Asmara

The Ethiopian government's announcement that it was ready to implement the 2002 border ruling to try and resolve the freeze in relations with Eritrea has met with worrying silence ...


Offensives and reshuffles

A new cabinet is appointed in the midst of an economic meltdown as the army plans to wipe out the rebels in Darfur

The proposal by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations head of Peacekeeping Operations, on 11 June to halve the UN-African Union peacekeeping force to 4,050 soldiers over the next...


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...


Shabaab takes to the air

Far from being on the brink of defeat, Al Shabaab is improving its propaganda and still holding its own on the military front

Al Shabaab's leader, Abu Ubaydah, made a major speech on jihadist broadcast media on 18 May marking the beginning of Ramadan and setting out his political stall, scotching rumours ...


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 leader...


Splits and special pleas

An increasingly isolated Salva is under threat and making desperate moves as his former army chief defects

In April, the unity of President Salva Kiir Mayardit's Dinka-dominated alliance fractured further when his former army chief Paul Malong Awan announced the formation of yet another...


Gold fever

The ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front's favourite billionaire, the Ethiopian-Saudi Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi, seems to have disappeared from favour in Addis...


Proxies, powers, and presidents

Qatar and the UAE, along with a host of bit players, fought their latest battle in Somalia over whose man got to be the new Speaker of Parliament

Months of vicious intrigue centring on the rivalry between the United Arab Emirates and its declared enemy, Qatar, ended on 30 April when Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman became the new S...


Diplomats down, spies up

A veteran spy chief returns and the foreign minister is pushed out as President El Beshir tries to prolong his tenure

The sacking of Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on 18 April after he complained in parliament that diplomats hadn't been paid for seven months points to the depth of the economic ...


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