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Africa Politics

Will Abiy Ahmed usher in a new Ethiopia?

Dr Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s reforming PM, has stimulated outlandish optimism for Ethiopia’s future. However, the country is beset with challenges. The young PM hopes to bring lasting stability and democracy through social change. Is that enough?

Insights Sub-Saharan Africa

New alliances in the future of the Horn of Africa

After years of conflict and a tense stalemate between the two countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace deal in July that marks a new chapter in the relations between the two countries. If it is true that these are frankly positive news, the sudden change of pace seemed having taken everyone by surprise.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia between risk and reform

Ethiopia is undergoing its most significant changes since the 1991 birth of the EPRDF ruling coalition under its controversial leader, Meles Zenawi. The last two months have witnessed the realigning of Ethiopia’s economy and bilateral relations with previous foes such as Eritrea and Egypt.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Abiy Ahmed: the dawn of a new day for Ethiopia?

Ethiopia recently swore in Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister. His appointment holds a great deal of meaning for Ethiopia and the region as a whole. His first months as Prime Minister will be closely watched by Ethiopians, neighboring countries, and the world.

Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Ethiopia’s economic growth offers opportunities and challenges

Ethiopia is booming, with manufacturing, energy and infrastructure leading the way. But the weak private sector and cracks in the federalist political model pose risks to further growth and investment.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is this the stage for Africa’s next war?

The authoritarian nature of Egypt and Sudan heightens the risk for brinkmanship and increases the possibility of a border clash over the Halayeb region.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Djibouti: what lies behind the ambitious investment program of the “New Dubai”?

Djibouti is today striving to become the “new Dubai,” a commercial hub for Eastern Africa and an outpost for its powerful Ethiopian neighbor.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Foreign investors under attack in Ethiopia

Foreign businesses in Ethiopia are being specifically targeted as violence grips the nation, threatening capital flight, ethnic violence and famine.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategically located, unhappily isolated: the future of Eritrea’s regional standing

On 12 June, a serious confrontation with Ethiopia led Eritrea to ask the Security Council to intervene. What are the implications of increased violence?

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rising instability in Ethiopia could impact markets

Ethiopia is experiencing increased levels of instability, calling into question the notion that Ethiopia is ‘rising’, but such issues are unlikely to have an adverse impact on the economy in