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Damming the Nile

In a few weeks, when the rainy season arrives, water will finally begin to flow into the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Expect regional tensions to rise along with the water level

Free press development impeded by crackdowns

Governments and civil societies need to be vigilant in supporting a free press, even while it is still developing

Managing Ethiopia’s unsettled transition: what should Abiy Ahmed do next?

Abiy Ahmed has generated great excitement with initiatives breaking with the past. But he faces formidable challenges

Ethiopia’s slow-motion revolution

The new prime minister is a decisive break from the past, but will he keep pushing for reform?

Don’t underestimate Ethiopia’s crisis

There have been many clues to the fact that not all was right in Ethiopia, though few heeded the signs

African leaders gather to honour ‘hero’ Meles

African leaders joined other foreign dignitaries in paying homage to Ethiopia's longtime prime minister Meles Zenawi ahead of Sunday's state funeral.

Museveni and Kibaki amongst leaders expected at Zenawi’s funeral

Ethiopia will hold a state funeral on Sptember 2 for late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Monday after 21 years in power.

Meles’s death creates a vacuum

Just a few hours after Meles Zenawi's death was announced, British prime ministers - past and present - were queueing to pay tribute.

Ethiopia’s Meles: Two sides of an autocratic coin

The cerebral 57-year-old Meles Zenawi, who ruled Ethiopia for the past 21 years, died this week. He was a man of many parts.

TB Joshua: The preacher who knows too much

TB Joshua isn't just predicting the death of Africa's kings; he has the ear of some of Africa's top politicians - including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Ethiopia’s late leader Zenawi returns home

Thousands of mourning Ethiopians turned out as the late prime minister Meles Zenawi's body arrived at Addis Ababa airport.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Zenawi dies in Brussels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died from a sudden infection while recovering from an undisclosed illness at a hospital in Belgium.

Two more parties reject Ethiopia polls

Ethiopian opposition parties have rejected parliamentary elections which gave Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's ruling coalition a majority last week.

Thousands celebrate Ethiopia election landslide win

Thousands of supporters streamed into a square in Ethiopia's capital on Tuesday to celebrate a peaceful election win for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Ethiopia’s Meles set for easy re-election

Voters go to the polls in Ethiopia on Sunday with little doubt that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi will stay in power.

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