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Abiy Ahmed’s use of the military to address a critical challenge is likely to fail.
Supporters of Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice opposition party rally at Maskel Square in Addis Ababa, on June 16, 2021.
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A new government with popular legitimacy will have power to address lingering political, economic and security challenges.
Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed (centre) pictured outside his office awaiting dignitaries in February 2020.
The tensions that had been simmering between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Abiy administration eventually boiled over.
Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019.
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America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
Demonstrators protesting the political situation in Ethiopia in the wake of the death of musician Hachalu Hundessa.
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Ahmed Abiy has his work cut out to unify a nation divided along tribal lines
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaking during a press conference on general elections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s new political outfit could bring minority groups into the centre of power.
The Sidama referendum result is just the beginning of what is expected to be a long process to self-determination.
In practical terms. Sidama’s successful push has created more groups that aspire to homogenise the demography of their regions.
A picture of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway.
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The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard
A woman holds the flags of the African Union and Ethiopia during celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year
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Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
The thread that holds Ethiopia together could be unravelling.
Calls for secession in Ethiopia could destabilise the entire nation.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in China in April. His country has been shaken by a coup attempt in its Amhara region.
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Ethiopia’s regional governance system is doing more harm than good.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir (right) shaking hands with former rebel leader and Vice President, Riek Machar.
South Sudan’s road to peace has been bumpy but there’s hope.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s rise to power was not without challenges.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that’s put the country on firm democratic footing.
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde (left) and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country’s political framework by taking on powerful positions.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry to stabilise the East African nation.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed must unite his people.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country’s contemporary history of tribal politics?
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed greets supporters.
Relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea have improved thanks to efforts made by Ethiopia’s new premier.
Ethiopia and Eritrea could strike a peace deal.
If peace is achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it will help stabilise the Horn of Africa, and the broader East Africa region.
Thousands of Amharas have been evicted and displaced from various ethnic regions in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia’s new premier has brought hope but he must address the eviction of ethnic Amharas.