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Ethiopia Comes to a Crossroads on Economic Reform

Apr 3, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
A picture taken on March 13, 2019, shows the construction of a number of new buildings in Addis Ababa.

A picture taken on March 13, 2019, shows the construction of a number of new buildings in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia's developmental state strategy has brought the country's economy this far, but Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will have to change tack if the nation is to push on to bigger and better things.

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After a year in office, Ethiopia's ambitious Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has made considerable progress on multiple fronts by striking a peace deal with Eritrea, ousting entrenched elites, reforming the security sector and opening up the political system. But after promising to open up several key economic sectors, foreign investors...

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