Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Here is Why an All-out Civil War is Possible in Ethiopia

If Tigray continues to engage with government forces, it could encourage other dissenting groups to do the same and potentially draw neighboring states into the conflict.

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East Africa Has Yet to Tap its Full Maritime Potential

Africa isn’t a player in global maritime trade, despite 90% of its imports and exports being seaborne. But with five coastal countries in IGAD, a Regional Maritime Council could boost economic growth, trade integration and livelihoods.

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Tensions Rise Over Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

The rains are coming and the dam water levels – and tensions – will soon begin to rise. Solutions that work for all parties must be found, and quickly.

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How Africa Can Reduce COVID-19’s Impact on Displaced Persons

Swift positions taken by the AU could be stymied by ongoing conflicts, funding shortfalls and border closures.

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Nile Basin States Must Build a Flexible Treaty. Here’s How

Instead of allocating the Nile waters based on a fixed, perpetual water supply Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt must consider changes in weather patterns, among other factors.

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Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where's the outrage from the international community?

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Ethiopia’s Invisible Crisis

Protests broke out in Ethiopia in November, and the government is continuing its massive crackdown.

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The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.

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Renaissance or Mirage: Can Africa Sustain its Growth?

How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance.

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Ethiopia’s Stellar Growth

Over the last decade, Ethiopia has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Even though “double-digit” growth has become something of an official mantra, independent appraisals still put it at over 10 percent from 2003-13, double the sub-Saharan average. Growth is driven by a determined government policy of creating the conditions for development, notably through a massive level of infrastructural investment.

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