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Ethiopia

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

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Addis on a caution

A packed court in Addis Ababa saw 29 protestors face charges of ‘terrorist acts’ on 29 October. Ethiopian law defines ‘terrorism’ as including serious damage to property and the di...


After Meles

The Premier’s death removes one of Africa’s most prominent leaders and will test the unity of the country and the ruling party

The death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on 20 August has triggered a constitutional succession mechanism which he personally designed, having led the ruling Ethiopian People’s Rev...


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...


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