On 21 June, Ethiopians will vote in legislative and regional elections. Twice postponed due to Covid-19 and security issues, the upcoming ballot ... promises to be crucial for Africa’s second most populous country. What are the various flashpoints around Ethiopia? Who are the main parties? Here are 10 things you should know ahead of the polls.
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Ahead of national elections slated for 21 June, Gambella, which sits close to the South Sudanese border, has much development potential, but ... is often cast aside by Addis Ababa and the international community. Instead, it is left to deal with its on-going tensions between the Anywaa and Nuer.
Ethio Telecom is increasingly the object of criticism within Addis Ababa’s highest spheres of influence. This has encouraged the Ethiopian ... government to initiate plans to partially privatise it as soon as possible.
Ethiopia's government has been facing mounting pressure amidst internal conflict in Tigray and regional tensions around its Grand Renaissance ... Dam (GERD). In an effort to smooth over relations with the US - a once powerful ally - Addis Ababa has hired law firm Holland & Knight to assist with lobbying actions in Washington. What strategy is Abiy Ahmed's government taking?