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Ethiopia

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

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Hard choices ahead in Addis

The Prime Minister's attack on Tigray and his push for a unitary state raises concerns about political autonomy in other regions

It is the beginning of the end, insisted Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 17 November as federal forces started marching on Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray. The previous day, A...

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Risks on all fronts

The Prime Minister’s stonewalling of peace overtures is winning him few friends as disputes beyond Tigray are confronting Addis

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been steadfast in rejecting widespread calls for negotiations since fighting broke out with Tigray on 4 November, ignoring appeals from the United Nat...


Fears mount of all-out civil war

Talks are spurned and both sides dig in as federal forces take on Tigray's regional government

With air strikes and more troops, on 8 November Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stepped up the federal government's campaign to drive the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) from pow...


Tigray takes on the centre

The northern province’s ruling council lays down the gauntlet with its refusal to recognise the Addis Ababa government

After running an election for Tigray's State Council in defiance of federal authority last month, which the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) won by a landslide, the party's ...


Regions take on the centre

With mass protests and unofficial elections, oppositionists in Oromia and Tigray are demanding the federal system be redrawn

Although Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government says it is trying to unite a divided Ethiopia, its opponents argue it is dismantling the multinational federation and replacing it w...

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Oromia cracks open again

The murder of a musician-turned-activist and harsh repression has reignited tensions in the Prime Minister’s restive back yard

Oromo nationalists had hoped that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's administration would address their demands after thousands of activists lost their lives in protests that paved the wa...


The pride of lions

The obstacles to agreement over managing the Blue Nile dam are more about internal politics than technical issues

The positions of Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam seemed as far apart as their respective capital cities as officials began another round of video-confer...

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Refugees in crossfire

Ethiopia no longer automatically gives refugee status to fleeing Eritreans. Neither they nor their Tigrayan hosts are happy about it

The Ethiopian federal government's treatment of refugees from Eritrea is causing concern both in the Tigray regional government, with which it is already at odds, and among refugee...


Cairo and Addis split over dam

Ethiopia has pulled out of US-hosted talks on the Blue Nile project as bitterness and mistrust grow

Ethiopia is courting regional states and the African Union to bolster its diplomatic position after pulling out of United States-mediated talks on the filling and operations of the...


New party, old tactics

The opposition is up against a still powerful security state while campaigning for the August elections

Many oppositionists believe the general election scheduled for 29 August has already veered from the fair, democratic process promised by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed when he took off...


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