Tag Archives: Ethiopia

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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Five Facts You Don’t Know About Turkish Coffee

Kaffa in South Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Of course, at that time Ethiopians weren’t drinking coffee. They were blending the coffee seeds and making dough from the seeds to use in food products. Only after many years did Yemen start to produce coffee.

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Why Ethiopia and Egypt Aren’t Fighting a Water War

There were times last year, when the rhetoric in Cairo reached fever pitch, that some kind of conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt over the waters of the Nile seemed inevitable. It hasn’t come to that, and nor will it, if history is anything to go by.

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