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Ethiopia-Eritrea: After the low-hanging fruit

Stepping off the plane in Asmara, Eritrea’s modest capital, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed was welcomed as a returning hero amid banners carrying his name, brotherly hugs and a long red carpet.

Safaricom to bring M-Pesa to Ethiopia

Safaricom is in “advanced talks” with the Ethiopian government to introduce its popular mobile money service firm M-Pesa to East Africa’s biggest market in terms of population. …

Egypt-Ethiopia tensions ease over dam

In mid-June, Ethiopia’s youthful new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his host, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, came out of a meeting in Cairo showing an unusual optimism and mutual confidence.…

Signs of a new US approach to Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s democratic future is in the making with a new prime minister promising reform, while shifting attitudes in Washington over foreign policy could also influence how the prime minister goes about shaping that future.