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January 10, 2024

Somalia
New Deals Open Old Wounds in the Horn of Africa

An already tense security environment in the Horn of Africa is growing even more perilous.

Somali protesters march against the Ethiopia-Somaliland port deal at the Yarisow stadium in Mogadishu, Somalia on January 3, 2024.

January 10, 2020

Ethiopia
Abiy’s Agenda and the Future of Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ambitious reform plans for Ethiopia will be tested in the year ahead. Since taking the helm of government in April 2018, Abiy has been a whirlwind of activity, opening up …

A vendor sells a newspaper with a picture of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed on it's cover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 10, 2019.

December 28, 2023

Ethiopia
Ethiopia in Troubled Waters

Ethiopia has struggled to recover from the fallout of the Tigray conflict, with few signs of improvement for 2024. 

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Army Chief of General Staff, Birhanu Jula, watch a military parade during the 116th celebration of the Ethiopian Defense Force in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 26, 2023.

October 4, 2021

Ethiopia
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Doubles Down as Suffering Intensifies

On September 30 the Ethiopian government declared seven senior UN officials—five from OCHA, one from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and an official from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights—personae non gratae and insisted that they leave the country. Federal officials claimed that the expelled personnel had been “meddling in the internal affairs of the country.” The announcement came just days after the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator called the manmade crisis in Tigray “a stain on our conscience.”

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stands and raises his right hand beside a woman standing at a podium with her hand raised. An Ethiopian flag sits behind both of them.

December 30, 2020

Ethiopia
Amid Misinformation and Suppressed Free Speech, Ethiopian Conflict Erodes Abiy's Credibility

As 2020 draws to a close, the terrible toll of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is coming into sharper focus. 

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali at news conference after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway December 11, 2019.

February 14, 2024

Nigeria
Nagging Constraints to Democratic Stability and Economic Prosperity in Nigeria

Nagging Constraints to Democratic Stability and Economic Prosperity in Nigeria  Prepared statement by Ebenezer Obadare Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies  Council on Foreign Re…

Ebenezer Obadare testifying on "The Future of Freedom in Nigeria" at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa meeting held on February 14, 2024.