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Ethiopia

Population: 120.28m
GDP: $80.56 bn.
Debt: $26.56 bn.

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Abiy juggles the truce with force

The Prime Minister needs to look firm to his ethno-nationalist allies while appearing to concede western demands to deepen the Tigray truce

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has skilfully managed alliances with Oromo and Amhara political groups ever since he came to power in April 2018. He used them to obtain a historic peace ...


Abiy’s war aims meet geopolitics

Addis Ababa is trying to regain finance and investment from the West but continues to support Russia at the UN

As a two-months-old ceasefire with fighters in the northern Tigray region risks unravelling, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is grappling with multiple national and international contrad...

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An Oromo rebellion constrains Abiy

Under international pressure, the federal government promised a truce in Tigray but is now losing ground to the Oromo insurgency

Just weeks after its 24 March announcement of an 'indefinite humanitarian truce' in the civil war in northern Ethiopia centred around the defiant Tigray region, the federal governm...


Insurgents take on the state on all fronts

Prime Minister Abiy’s plan for a unitary state and a modern economy is challenged by myriad local and regional rebellions

The mushrooming Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) insurgency is just one of many security challenges to the federal government in Addis Ababa that have spread since Abiy Ahmed took over ...


Rivals set out their minimum conditions

The federal government and Tigray agree on the urgency of substantive negotiations but still lack the political will to start them

Addressing an emergency session of Parliament in late February, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was clear: 'There has been no negotiation [with the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front] as...


Prime minister Abiy tests diplomatic path

As Addis Ababa counts the costs of the war, parliament lifts the state of emergency then sets up a National Dialogue Commission

Whatever their relation to reality, the messages from the prime minister's office are clear: the war is largely over, the government is open to negotiations and is pushing ahead wi...


After concessions, rival armies fight on

Addis Ababa released some prisoners and Tigray proposed a ceasefire. But despite weakened forces, there is little prospect of negotiations

The slowing of military operations follows 14 months of fighting which have inflicted heavy losses on both the Federal army and the Tigray forces and killed thousands of civilians....

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Prisoners' release sparks war cries

Intended as a conciliatory move, the release of political prisoners has met with calls to intensify the war with Tigray

When the federal government released several high-profile political prisoners this month, supporting its planned 'national dialogue', leading Amhara politicians hit back warning th...


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