How events in Ethiopia will influence the Horn of Africa


Reforms currently sweeping through Ethiopia under the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have implications for the relationship between Ethiopia and its neighbours. Ethiopia is seen as the de facto leading state in the region. But it has a history of clashing with neighbouring states. The current reforms have the potential to bolster Ethiopia’s leadership role …

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BREAKING: Somali Region parliament starts meeting today.


Breaking: Abdi Iley spoke and here is the key messages in his address: All the mistakes I committed is because of Getachew Assefa, former chief of Intelligence Getachew Assefa held gun on our head and asked us to do what he wants He was the man who held the former PM Hailemariam at gunpoint for …

Ethiopia demands Britain return all country’s artefacts held by Victoria and Albert Museum


Ethiopia has demanded Britain permanently return all artefacts that originated in the African country but are now held by the Victoria and Albert Museum. An Ethiopian official said the government would not accept them on loan. The declaration comes after the museum - one of London’s most popular tourist attractions – put treasures plundered by British forces from the …

How an Ethiopia-Backed Port Is Changing Power Dynamics in the Horn of Africa


A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa. When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbours – especially Djibouti – for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia’s aspiration to …

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa


Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said that he had made the decision to facilitate efforts towards political reforms which started with the release of political prisoners. But rather than pursue a reform agenda, the Ethiopian government followed his announcement by declaring …

ANALYSIS: STORM ON ETHIOPIA’S DOORSTEPS: TACKLING CONVULSIONS IN THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST AND NORTHEAST AFRICA


The latest crisis in Ethiopia following the killing of civilians by army members in Moyale has so far displaced above 40, 000 Ethiopians Addis Abeba, March 21/2018 – Preoccupied by the internal upheavals that their own country is undergoing, Ethiopians can be excused for largely ignoring the storm gathering at their doorsteps. As alliances and …

የአማራ ጉዳይ – በፕሮፌሰር መስፍን ወልደ ማርያም


አማራ ጉዳይ እንቆቅልሽ እየሆነ ነው፤ አማራ ነን እያሉ በስሜት የሚናጡት ሰዎች የሚጽፉትን ያነበበና አልፎ አልፎም አዳማጭ ሲያገኙ የሚናገሩትን የሰማ ከፕሮፌሰር ዓሥራት ጀምሮ የጎሣ ፖሊቲካ ፓርቲ ለማቋቋም የተደረገውን ሙከራ ሁሉ መክሸፉን አልሰሙም፤ አያውቁም፤ መለስ ዜናዊ ከጓደኞቹ ጋር የፈጠረውን ጭራቅ የኩራትና የዳቦ አባታቸው (ዓሥራት ሆዳም ያላቸውን) አድርገው ለመቀበል ዝግጁ ነበሩ፤ ሆኖም ፈልገው ፈልገው እስካሁን አላገኙትም፤ ሆዳሞች ሞልተዋልና …

Ethiopia lauds economic significance of Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway


Ethiopia on Wednesday commended the first two months of transportation operation of the Chinese-built electrified railway. The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway that connects landlocked Ethiopia to its neighboring Red Sea nation of Djibouti has transported over 2,000 containers of commodities from the port to central Ethiopia during its first two months of operations, the Ethiopia-Djibouti Standard Gauge …

Kenya Boosts Border Security After Ethiopian Rebels Claim Attack


Kenya tightened security at its northern border with Ethiopia after the rebel Oromo Liberation Front said it attacked a military convoy in the neighboring country. The deployment comes amid increased tension in the market town of Moyale that straddles the two countries’ boundary after Ethiopian forces “mistakenly” killed nine civilians and injured 12 others on …

Who will be Ethiopia’s next prime minister? – BBC


Ethiopia's ruling coalition is due to meet soon to choose its next leader. That person will automatically become the prime minister. They will be taking on the role at a time of bitter internal wrangles and violent protests. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on 15 February that he would resign as both the chairperson of …