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Population: 120.28m
GDP: $111.3bn
Debt: 40.4% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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How war sank the development plan

After the devastating human cost of the Tigray war comes its destruction of the country’s economic base

Almost six years since taking office, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presides over an economy that falls far short of the grand ambitions set forth in the 2019 Homegrown Econ...

Addis enters the debt talks tunnel

Abiy Ahmed’s government is edging towards an IMF deal as it approaches a March deadline for a debt agreement

Three years after Ethiopia officially requested relief under the G20-backed Common Framework for debt treatments beyond the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), Prime Ministe...


Taking Amhara to Washington

Loyalists to Abiy Ahmed turned dissidents take their case to the US capital to lobby Congress and the Biden administration

The ultra-nationalist Amhara Fano Unity Council (AFUC) led by Fano militia leader Mihret Wodajo is stepping up its political advocacy in the United States after registering lobbyi...

Demeke's exit points to deepening rifts

Whether the foreign minister jumped or was pushed, the lesson is clear – zero tolerance for debate in government

The fall-out that triggered the exit of long-serving Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen is another sign of the widening gap between Prime Minister Abiy Ahm...

Oromo peace momentum falters

There were high hopes of a resolution to the OLA insurgency, but the will is not yet there on the rebel side and Abiy fears a deal may alienate other regions

The outlook for a settlement between the government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) has taken a hit: fighting has resumed after peace talks ended in acrimony late last year. Th...

Reality catches up with gambler Abiy

Prime minister Abiy's diplomatic ploy may distract attention from a weakening central state and economy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's announcement on New Year's Day that his country would be granted access to the Red Sea by the breakaway republic of Somaliland illustrates his penchant ...


Abiy races for funds after debt default

Prime Minister under pressure to conclude restructuring talks with IMF and international creditors as Addis Ababa's finances remain under severe strain

The failure of Abiy Ahmed's government to make a US$33 million coupon payment on its only international government bond in late December confirmed Ethiopia's status as the third Af...


Abiy spells out expansionist plans

The premier is targeting direct access to the Red Sea, a move that could destabilise the region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose popularity has plummeted at home and abroad due to the war in Tigray, the chaos in Oromia, and now conflict in Amhara, appears to have a new plan t...

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