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Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region
Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region
Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum that could lead to the setting up of a new independent...
Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region
Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region
The green, blue and red flag of the Sidama people flutters defiantly above government buildings in a southern Ethiopian city where leaders are on...
How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded
How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded
A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in...
Ethiopia's ethnic violence shows Abiy's vulnerability
Ethiopia's ethnic violence shows Abiy's vulnerability
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed looks increasingly vulnerable as he faces deep divisions in the ruling coalition, simmering ethnic...
Shocking assassinations don’t have to derail Ethiopia’s transition
Shocking assassinations don’t have to derail Ethiopia’s transition
The shocking murders of five high-ranking officials have exposed the gravity of Ethiopia’s crisis. To mitigate risks, politicians should...
Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional 'coup' bid
Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional 'coup' bid
Ethiopia's army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in the north of the country,...
Free press development impeded by crackdowns
Free press development impeded by crackdowns
On a trip to Ethiopia in the 1990s, I met with the then prime minister, Meles Zenawi, to try to persuade him to stop jailing journalists. Since his...
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan must agree on sharing the Nile — before it’s too late
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan must agree on sharing the Nile — before it’s too late
The three-way dispute among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the sharing of the Nile waters remains deadlocked.
Managing Ethiopia’s unsettled transition: what should Abiy Ahmed do next?
Managing Ethiopia’s unsettled transition: what should Abiy Ahmed do next?
Ethiopia’s charismatic new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has generated great excitement with initiatives breaking with the past. But he faces...
Ethiopia gets its injera back
Ethiopia gets its injera back
The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff - an ancient...
Ethiopian Airline’s Achilles heel
Ethiopian Airline’s Achilles heel
Ethiopian Airlines is now the continent’s largest airline by fleet size, passenger numbers, revenue and profit — an astonishing success...
Ethiopia's ethnic conflicts destabilise Abiy's reforms
Ethiopia's ethnic conflicts destabilise Abiy's reforms
With more than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups, Ethiopia's political landscape is dominated by tribal allegiances. Paradoxically, since Abiy...

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