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Ethiopia has broken the stalemate, but several practical and political challenges remain.
Farming near the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. Credit: Andrea Moroni.
In response to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s decision to accept the Algiers Agreement, signed at the end of the tragic 1998-2000 border war, many Eritreans will be thinking: “about time too”. And they are right.
The Boundary Commission,... more
Ethiopia has made the first move. The next should be for it to put all its detailed concerns on the table.
Eritrean celebrating the anniversary of the nation’s independence. Credit: The Come Up Show.
20 years since the start of a bloody war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, peace is long overdue. With the region facing unprecedented security threats, a resolution between the neighbours is also... more
Qatar and Burundi have been forced to innovate due to political crises. But the rest of the world could learn a lot from their experiments.
Innovative approaches to crop-livestock integration are leading the way to improved food self-sufficiency in Burundi. Credit: William Moseley.
A few decades ago, the notion that countries should produce as much of their own food as possible was a self-... more
There is still time to ensure Zimbabwe’s July election is credible, but the window is shutting fast.
Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa on a campaign rally ahead of the 2018 elections. Credit: EDM.
With elections scheduled for 30 July, Zimbabwe is fast-approaching its first polls since the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November 2017.
Having experienced repeated votes marred by irregularities... more
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The follow-up: Abiy’s concord in Cairo
Ethiopia’s makeover went regional over the weekend…