Tagged in: Abiy Ahmed


UN World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”…

China-Africa relations enter new era as easy money dries up

China has lent over $150bn to African countries in nearly two decades, but as concerns mount over repayment, the nature of the China-Africa relationship is set to change for good, writes David Thomas 

As the Chinese authorities scrambled to respond to Beijing’s first coronavirus outbreak in 50 days in mid-June, locking down residential compounds and sealing off a seafood market after at least 200 fell ill, an unruffled President Xi Jinping broadcast to African leaders to express solidarity in their own fight against the virus.  …

Nobel Peace Prize should encourage Abiy on reform path


The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to prime minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia vindicates his approach to peace in the Horn of Africa and strengthens his ability to achieve further reforms in this own country.

Ethiopian PM Abiy awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after negotiating a peace settlement with Eritrea following decades of conflict between the neighbouring countries.…

Abiy’s reforms embolden Ethiopian regionalists

Recent unrest in Ethiopia’s Amhara region raises the spectre of further conflict as hardline ethno-nationalists spot an opening in the more relaxed political atmosphere under prime minister Abiy Ahmed.