On Geopolitics

A Make-or-Break Moment Nears for Ethiopia's Political Transformation

Stephen Rakowski
Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 14, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Supporters of Jawar Mohammed, a member of the Oromo ethnic group and high-profile opposition activist, gather outside Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's home following rumors that his security forces had tried to orchestrate an attack against Mohammed.

Opposition protesters gather outside Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's home in Addis Ababa on Oct. 24. Roughly 78 people were killed when protests against the government's alleged mistreatment of a prominent opposition activist turned violent last month.

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's reforms have made him the new darling of the international community. But his government's dimming domestic popularity risks sending the country into rough political waters ahead of its 2020 election....

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