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Ethiopia

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

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Clashes at mosques

Those attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on 14-16 July had their own theories for the riot police surrounding them and the generally heavy security. In fact, as th...


The missing host

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the ostensible host of the African Union summit on 14-16 July in Addis Ababa, was nowhere to be seen. In the absence of official explanations, visiting...


Development over democracy

International financial institutions rank Ethiopia as one of the fastest growing economies but debates rage over its political strategy and regional role

As business and political leaders descend on Addis Ababa for the World Economic Forum on 9-11 May, Premier Meles Zenawi’s government will be trumpeting its economic achievements. V...


Running water, vaulting ambition

Four big hydroelectric projects are in operation, with another four under construction. They include Gilgel Gibe III on the Omo River, a dam which, say critics, will significantly ...


Empire-building in Addis

A fast-growing economy, grand hydropower schemes and one of Africa’s biggest armies all reinforce Ethiopia’s regional dominance

Leaders from China, India, Europe, Japan, Turkey, the United States and across Africa are expected at what the government plans as a show of Ethiopia’s regional leadership. The Tan...


Critics still not welcome

In Africa Confidential Vol 52 No 25, we said Wubishet Taye of the Awramba Times had fled Ethiopia (‘Critics still not welcome’). In fact, it was Awramba Times Managing Editor Dawit...


The railway’s coming

Work will begin soon on the long-awaited new Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway. The two governments and their Chinese contractors are creating a US$1.5-billion trade corridor from Addis A...


Critics still not welcome

The Addis Ababa newspaper Awramba Times has all but closed following the late November flight abroad of Managing Editor Dawit Kebede. It is the latest manifestation of Prime Minist...


Blue Nile blues

Egypt’s revolution seems to have boosted prospects for a settlement with Ethiopia over the Nile waters dispute. Cairo’s interim Prime Minister, Essam Abdel Aziz Sharaf, made a cord...


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