Somalia has expelled the Ethiopian ambassador and shuttered its consulates in the Puntland and Somaliland regions on Thursday, a day after Ethiopia's State Minister for Foreign Affairs discussed a bilateral issue with a delegation from Puntland in Addis Ababa. In...
Dr. Gauri Narain Mathur Towards the beginning of the year 2024, the Horn of Africa region witnessed a diplomatic stir as, on January 1st 2024, Ethiopia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a breakaway region of Somalia, Somaliland. The deal...
Ethiopia's Electric Power (EEP) has set its sights on expanding its power grid and becoming a major electricity supplier in Africa. Their plan involves connecting the Eastern and Southern Africa Power Pools, ultimately delivering electricity to South Africa. Ashebir Balcha,...
The Ethiopian prime minister has repeatedly called Red Sea access an existential question for his country. By Hakeem Alade Najimdeen On 2 January 2024, Muse Bihi Abdi, President of Somaliland, a breakaway Somali territory, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...
Somaliland has committed to implementing the sea access agreement it signed with Ethiopia recently, according to Mohamed Hussien Jama Rambo, a member of Somaliland’s parliament. During an exclusive interview with The Ethiopian Herald, the MP criticized external intervention and stated...
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses African heads of state during the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 17, 2024. (EPA Photo) A deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland has sent...
Although many are skeptical of the newly announced deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland, it has the potential to benefit the entire region of the Horn of Africa, Egypt, and the Red Sea. By Tibor Nagy Many countries’ skepticism of a recently...
Front gate of Jail Ogaden, May 2019.  © 2019 Felix Horne/Human Rights Watch This week, Ethiopian authorities dropped all charges and released Abdi Mohamoud Omar, also known as “Abdi Illey,” the former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region, after serving more than five...
Ethiopia’s newly appointed Foreign Minister, Taye-Atske Selassie, told state media that “direct access to the sea is a matter of our stability and national security,” adding that Ethiopia’s quest for seaports is “very legitimate.” The international community is well informed...
A preliminary agreement with Somaliland giving landlocked Ethiopia access to the Gulf of Aden has heightened tensions in the Horn of Africa, a region already in turmoil. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts explain the implications of the controversial...