Ethiopia

A general view of a garment factory at the Hawassa Industrial Park in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia on Oct. 1, 2019.

Don’t Remove Ethiopia’s AGOA Trade Privileges

The Biden administration has threatened to end Addis Ababa’s eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Doing so would hurt the poor the most.

An Ethiopian women sits at a refugee camp in eastern Sudan.

U.N. Officials Downplayed Sexual Violence in Ethiopia in Leaked Call

In a conversation in March, U.N. officials on the ground questioned whether some reports of mass rapes in the Tigray fight were “media hype.”

USAID Administrator Samantha Power speaks in Khartoum during a trip to East Africa.

Why Did Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Rebuff Samantha Power?

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development was seeking greater access for aid workers in Tigray.

People celebrate ahead of the return of a formerly banned anti-government group, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on September 14, 2018.

Ethiopia’s Problems Stem From Internal Colonialism

Robert Kaplan’s selective reading of history bolsters proponents of a centralized state while ignoring the legitimacy of federalists’ demands.

A young person stands below an Ethiopian national flag during a blood donation rally organized by the city administration of Addis Ababa, in Addis Ababa, on Nov. 12, 2020.

Ethiopia’s Problems Aren’t Postcolonial

The country seems on the verge of falling apart. Here’s why it won’t.

Autorickshaws wait for customers next to the downtown market in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, on June 25.

Will a Cease-Fire End Ethiopia’s Civil War?

Tigrayan forces retook the regional capital, Mekele, as Abiy Ahmed declared a unilateral cease-fire and federal forces and officials retreated.

A displaced child from western Tigray waits to receive a plate of food in Mekele, Tigray.

Ethiopia Faces a Famine Resurgence

As Ethiopians head to the polls, a dire humanitarian crisis is unfolding.

Ethiopian refugees from the Tigray conflict gather at a camp in Sudan.

Biden Administration Plans Visa Restrictions on Ethiopian Officials Over Tigray

Imposing visa restrictions on officials signals the start of a major U.S. policy shift.

An Ethiopian Muslim stands in a damaged building at the al-Nejashi Mosque, one of the oldest in Africa and allegedly damaged by Eritrean shelling, in Negash, Ethiopia on March 1.

Why Eritrea Won’t Leave Ethiopia

Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki has long coveted access to Ethiopia’s economy. His alliance with Abiy Ahmed will let him achieve his goals at the expense of Ethiopian sovereignty.

Men work at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Only Washington Can Save the Renaissance Dam Negotiations Now

Since Ethiopia has hampered negotiations, Egypt needs the United States to preserve its access to the Nile.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray War Is Fueling Amhara Expansionism

Abiy Ahmed depends on the support of ethnic Amhara leaders and militias whose goal is to reconquer what they consider lost territories—from Tigray to Sudan.

A woman is held by an assistant at a safe house for survivors of sexual assault in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, on Feb. 27.

In Tigray, Sexual Violence Has Become a Weapon of War

The world must step in now and call the assaults what they are: a war crime.

Jeffrey Feltman, then-U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, speaks in Colombia.

U.S. Africa Envoy: Ethiopia Crisis Could Make Syria Look Like ‘Child’s Play’

Jeffrey Feltman, the new American envoy to the Horn of Africa, faces a cascade of overlapping challenges in the region.

A member of the Amhara special forces and a member of the Amhara militia stand at Ethiopia’s border crossing with Eritrea in Humera, Ethiopia, on Nov. 22, 2020.

How Far Will the Ethiopian-Eritrean Alliance Go?

Former foes have found a common enemy in the TPLF. Will it lead beyond battlefield cooperation?

Men walk past an improvised monument with the Ethiopian imperial flag.

Ethiopia Needs a Constitutional Convention

Establishing an inclusive reform process could end the country’s stalemate between unitarists and ethnonationalists.

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What Ethiopia Can Learn From Japan

Abiy Ahmed must return to his concept of “medemer” and reject the notion of politics as a zero-sum game.

Jeffrey Feltman speaks at the United Nations.

Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy

Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.

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