Abiy and his Amhara supporters are in the ascendancy - but Ethiopia’s future is by no means assured. Nominally in an effort to restore law ... and order, the federal government led by Ethiopia’s peace prize-winning premier is engaged in a brutal conflict with the defiant erstwhile leaders of Tigray region.
Across Tigray Region, sporadic fighting and looting continues, while 4.5 million people remain dependent on humanitarian assistance says the ... United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Ethiopia’s Human Right Commission.
The latest round of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks wrapped up on the evening of 10 January after reaching another stalemate. But ... one thing that did become apparent was the changing dynamics between Sudan and Ethiopia.
The rise of well-organised youth politicians is giving pause for thought to the old guard. From the dance that Bobi Wine is leading President ... Museveni in Uganda, to the trenchant opposition of Julius Malema, a new generation of leaders is being inspired to drive out the old and bring in the new.
In early January the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) gave the green light for a loan to support Vodafone in its bid to ... acquire a telecoms licence, though the timetable for the award process remains unclear.
High gold prices are boosting Ethiopia's mining revenue and attracting more investor interest in a sector that is largely dominated by artisanal ... and smaller players. Coronavirus-linked border closures have pushed miners back into the arms of the formal sector; a welcome boost for Ethiopia's central bank, who has been in search of hard currency.
Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. ... Yet the answer is vital to any deeper understanding of the present crisis in Ethiopia, and particularly of a war between the federal government and the Tigrayan authorities, which threatens to lay waste to the country and destabilize the Horn of Africa.
For three years, between 2015 and early 2018, there were popular protests across Ethiopia, but particularly in the country’s two largest regions ... – Oromia and Amhara.
The popular discontent was driven by the 27-year-long marginalisation of most ethnic groups, massive corruption that bankrupted the state, and an ethnic federal arrangement that caused racial tensions and ethnic violence.