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Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Population: 102.4 mn.
GDP: $72.37 bn.
Debt: $23.06 bn.

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Gold fever

The ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front's favourite billionaire, the Ethiopian-Saudi Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi, seems to have disappeared from favour in Addis...


Abiy tests the military

The Prime Minister's first cabinet rewards allies and begins to take on the securocrats' power in politics and the economy

Building on an assertive start, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed more about his leadership style with an aggressive set of federal government appointments. Although hardly un...


Who wants to see a billionaire?

Viewed from the Casablanca commercial courtroom where the bankruptcy and mothballing of his Société Anonyme Marocaine de l'Industrie du Raffinage (Samir) refinery company has been...


Abiy goes goodwill hunting

After two weeks in office, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has produced little policy detail, let alone tangible achievements, but the choice of destinations to launch his premiershi...


Abiy makes a promising start

Expectations are high that the youthful new Oromo Prime Minister can be a unifying force. He's even trying to reconcile with Eritrea

The ruling party took a promising step towards greater stability when it elected Abiy Ahmed, the head of its Oromia wing, as its new Chairperson and Prime Minister on 27 March.


Oromia on a knife edge

A bid by some in the ruling coalition to appoint an Oromo prime minister faces deep-seated opposition

The national crisis has entered an even more dangerous phase after a disputed parliamentary vote triggered another strike in Oromia, amid opposition concerns that the ruling party ...

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The edifice cracks

First a concession, then a crackdown. The ruling party's divisions over how to respond to growing revolt are on show

After the most tumultuous week in Ethiopian politics for years, which included the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, hardliners appear to be reasserting themselve...

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Trouble in the engine room

The biggest threats to the successes of the 'developmental state' are the growing challenges to the ruling party's legitimacy

The most worrying thing about the chaos towards the end of the year in Ethiopia was just how commonplace it seemed – a clear indication that the engine room of the Horn of Africa i...


Oromia on the edge

The unrest is threatening to get out of control and the State of Emergency only put problems on pause

The latest round of violence in Oromia demonstrates the increasingly complex, and dangerous, nature of Ethiopia's protracted political crisis. It also reinforces the impression tha...


Rifts in the regions

The latest spate of Oromia protests suggests a weakening of central government power but many worry about the consequences

With the Ethiopian government already reeling from the destabilising violence stemming from territorial disputes between Oromo and Somali communities and the regional governments, ...


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