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

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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...

Abiy looks west

Pushing ahead with a pro-market reform programme as it tries to restructure its foreign debts and secure a loan from the IMF, Abiy Ahmed's government is fighting on many fronts. Co...

Abiy ploughs on as economy staggers

Multiple insurgencies and the bitter aftermath of the Tigray war weigh heavily on growth and jobs

The harsh realities of most people's living conditions in the country contradict Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's resolute optimism that within two years the economy will be 'free from ...


Abiy and Sisi agree to restart Nile dam talks

Hopes for a resolution have been raised after the move to finalise agreement on filling and operation of the long-disputed GERD project

Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed to resume talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile river with a view to finalising agreeme...


An imperial palace in the Yeka hills

Prime Minister Abiy's plan for a government complex overlooking Addis Ababa could cost over $10 billion even as the economy limps along

When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power five years ago, he said his mother had prophesied that he would be the seventh king of Ethiopia. Many were puzzled by this claim. Haile...


Prime Minister Abiy knocks on the BRICS door

Although Addis Ababa has strong economic links with the US and Europe, it is pushing a non-aligned diplomatic stance

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's application to join the BRICS economic grouping (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) looks to be mostly about political symbolism and attempt...


Can Tigray's factions hold together?

The region's foes in Eritrea, Addis Ababa and Asmara are trying to exploit post-war political differences as the old ruling party reorganises

Eight months after signing a peace accord with the federal government, Tigray's leaders face a new set of economic and political tests, not least whether their political organisati...

Team Abiy inches forward in Oromo talks

The government must balance negotiations with the Oromo rebels with its strategy in the Tigray and Amhara regions

The federal government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) pushed maximalist positions on disarmament and devolution respectively in the first round of their peace talks in Zanziba...

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