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Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed must do more to keep the country stable. Hakon Mosvold Larsen/EPA-EFE

Why Ethiopia is in deep trouble, and how it got here

Abiy's administration should stop talking about reform and liberalisation and focus instead on stopping the country from sliding into disarray
A woman holds the flags of the African Union and Ethiopia during celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year Sabir Olad/Wikimedia Commons

Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to unite the country

Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s notion of “medemer” could have united Ethiopians, but seems to have failed. EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DI MEO

Ethiopia needs a new rallying point instead of recycling its painful past

Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
Rapprochement between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has changed the dynamics in the region. EPA-EFE/STRINGER

Sanctions are being lifted against Eritrea. Here’s why

The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.

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