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Ethiopia

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

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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 ...


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 ...


Question on Oromo peace

What to do about the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and how powerful the rebel faction is, are among the most important 'known unknowns' as the political landscape takes shape follow...


From the edge of war to the bridge of love

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has topped off weeks of revolutionary change by triumphantly making peace with Eritrea

The Ethiopian leader's previously inconceivable trip to Asmara on a mission of reconciliation on 8 July has reshaped regional geopolitics and crowned Abiy Ahmed's premiership with ...

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A proconsul retires

The leading representative of the Ethiopian security services in Somalia, Colonel Gebregziabher Alemseged, better known in Somalia as Colonel Gebre, has been recalled. Since 2002 C...


Abiy scores – so far

An Eritrean Government delegation arrived in Addis Ababa on 26 June in response to the Ethiopian ruling coalition's latest peace initiative. The dispatch of the fact-finding missio...


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