Ethiopia
The Unsettling Issue of Tigray

July 2021 was envisaged as a turning point in current Ethiopian history. The results of the partial elections held in June1 provided a resounding victory for the Prosperity Party led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. This was preceded by a wit....

The Importance of Ethiopian Elections

The Parliamentary elections in Ethiopia held on 21 June 2021 come at a very important time for the future of Ethiopia, and the Horn of Africa. With 120 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous African country. It was economically growing ....

A Woman President Emerges in Africa

The emergence of Samia Sulu Hassan as the President of Tanzania has gone quietly unnoticed.1 She was the incumbent Vice President, who has succeeded to the presidency, following the demise of President Magfuli,2 who had won an e....

All Eyes on the Horn of Africa and its Balancing Act

The 38th Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) held in late December 2020, has been a focus of attention. This is unusual for the organisation. The IGAD is headquartered in Djibouti and was formed in 1986. The IGAD was revi....

Commentary: Ethiopia under State of Emergency - Prospects to Strengthen India-Ethiopia Ties

Background Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia following years of unrest and crises in the country. His sudden withdrawal from the post of the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Ethiop....

President of India Embarks His First Foreign Trip to Africa

The African Connection At a time when India is trying to build its presence in Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind’s first foreign trip to Africa acquires special attention. The President of India was on a four day state visit to ....

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