Following Sudan's revolution over a year ago, a peace agreement has been signed and political changes are taking shape with increasing speed. ... But attention must be directed to elements that can make or break peace in Sudan, including dealing with past atrocities, centre-periphery relations and the role of the military in nation building. In this eighth part of our series, we explore how Sudan's peace determines the stability in the Red Sea basin.
It is almost three weeks since a large-scale war started in the Tigray region of Ethiopia involving a multitude of internal actors and external ... military players. That this is happening in a country where the African Union (AU) is rooted, with its overarching slogan ‘silencing the guns in Africa’, is puzzling, to say the least.
The Red Sea is a magnet for international and regional powers. And who governs the sea, governs one of the most valuable trade routes feeding ... and fuelling the east and the west. In this seventh part of our series, we look at why the region must put in place an inclusive framework of collaboration.
Foreign investors are queuing up to invest in Ethiopia’s telecoms sector, which will soon bid adieu to the state monopoly. However, the rules ... of the road are not yet clear, and conflict in the north may put things on hold.
When news broke last October that Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopians were somewhat divided. As could ... be gleaned from headlines, some must also have been ambivalent. Amid these diverse reactions, the strangest were those that tried to defend the award by equating it with national pride. Can the Nobel Peace Prize really serve as a source of national pride for Ethiopians?
A new military conflict is sadly unfolding in the Horn of Africa. On November 4th, 2020, a military conflict erupted between the forces of the ... federal government of Ethiopia and the regional government of Tigray, in the country’s North.
Somalia is an onlooker of a significant portion of maritime trade that makes its way to and from Europe. It is a gatekeeper for the Red Sea, ... a region increasingly on the radar of global players eyeing financial and military gains. In this sixth part, we look at the potential Somalia has as a key player in the region, once it strengthens its internal situation.
The Ethiopian conflict in its Tigray region continues to intensify with Tigrayans fleeing into bordering Eritrea and Sudan. But as the fighting ... gathers more steam, will repercussions be felt among its regional neighbours?
Human rights abuses will deter ESG-conscious investors at a time when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is looking to drive his Homegrown ... Economic Reform agenda, which aims to transform the nation from an agrarian to an industrialised economy by 2030, says risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.