Addis goes for gold
Ethiopia only has one operational industrial goldmine, with another on the way. With mines minister Takele Uma at the wheel, the country has bigger plans.
By appointing one of his sons-in-law to the board of the firm whose portfolio includes the Sheraton hotels in Djibouti and Addis Ababa, the Saudi-Ethiopian magnate has consolidated his control over his Djiboutian subsidiary.
In the run-up to the August elections, the governing party's nerves are being further strained by the opposition of regional parties.
One of Ethiopia's leading meat producers is poised to expand its facilities in a move designed to cater to the needs of the Arab market. However, the project could exacerbate political tensions…
Having been awarded the Nobel peace prize on 11 October for his efforts to stabilise the security situation in the Horn of Africa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is now contending with another major challenge:
According to our information, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali will shortly be travelling to Riyadh and will be raising the [...]