He's a brooding, taciturn figure, who has dominated Eritrean politics since the 1970s, and there are few signs of an effective challenge to his rule.
The proposed cooperation promises to address transnational problems within the three countries but it might alienate the rest of East Africa.
There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
Ahmed Abiy has his work cut out to unify a nation divided along tribal lines
The outspoken singer always considered himself to be at risk, and in Ethiopia people loved him because he didn’t let that risk keep him quiet.
Abiy Ahmed has a vision to upgrade Ethiopia's capital city but his ambitious megaprojects do not take the majority of Addis Ababa's residents into account
The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Abiy's administration should stop talking about reform and liberalisation and focus instead on stopping the country from sliding into disarray
Ethiopia's new political outfit could bring minority groups into the centre of power.
In practical terms. Sidama's successful push has created more groups that aspire to homogenise the demography of their regions.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard
Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prize for efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
The already extremely fragile political condition cannot handle any further instability and chaos.
It's unclear how relations between Addis Ababa and Asmara will develop but the warmth has largely gone.
Ethiopia's internally displaced populations are a stain on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first term in office.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that's put the country on firm democratic footing.