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Ethiopia

Population: 104.96 mn.
GDP: $80.56 bn.
Debt: $26.56 bn.

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Seeds of instruction

Premier Abiy Ahmed’s focus on a democratic transition faces heavy challenges as the ruling coalition struggles to rein in conflict

With preparations for landmark elections less than a year away and behind schedule, with the country trapped in a security crisis and an ethnic group threatening to declare the fed...


Chill on the border

Last year's rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea was supposed to be about breaking down barriers, but a stuttering process has seen them rise again after an initial thaw. Eri...


Abiy dining dangerously

Personal prestige projects threaten to divert the Prime Minister’s attentions from his reform agenda

As the latest controversy over Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, crackled and sizzled, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's thoughts turned to dinner. A fundraising banquet to be more precis...


Mountains to climb

The success of the Prime Minister’s reforms depends on how he manages intricate regional and ethnic power struggles

Abiy Ahmed was one of the star attractions at the Davos circus. Yet after leaving the World Economic Forum with the applause ringing in his ears, more down-to-earth political machi...


Fighting fear with freedom

Abiy Ahmed calculates that a new era of democracy and respect for civil rights could counter any backlash to his reforms

It promises to be another tumultuous year for Ethiopia and its struggling ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front. After what amounted to an interna...


Rounding up the suspects

The arrest of senior officials on corruption charges is popular with the public but many are Tigrayan, which is creating tension

For millions of Ethiopians, the arrest of former senior officials from the intelligence services and the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC), a wayward military enterprise, ...


Push-ups and makeovers

Even when faced with an attempted coup d’état, Prime Minister Abiy somehow turned it into a public relations triumph

After disgruntled – and fully armed – troops marched into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office in central Addis Ababa on 11 October, initial reports unconvincingly sugges...


Rallies shatter fragile peace

Ethnic killings, shootings by police and mass detentions rock Addis Ababa as Abiy’s democratic openings trigger ferment

Ethiopia's rulers scheduled the triumphant return of two diametrically opposed political movements a week apart in a move that spoke of either breezy confidence or naivety. The eve...


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...


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 ...


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