Tagged in: Abiy Ahmed


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.

Ethiopia’s Abiy embarks on reform agenda 

Just months after mass ethnic and political protests sent shockwaves through Ethiopia, threatening the ruling party’s decades-long grip on power and provoking the resignation of the prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, his newly appointed replacement Abiy Ahmed took the rare step of meeting with his political opponents.…