Abiy ponders pardon for controversial ex-president of Somali region
The Ethiopian prime minister is reportedly pushing for the release of Abdi Ilay, who is accused of attempting to lead an armed rebellion against the central government.
Advised by a tight-knit circle of trusted allies, Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed has borrowed extensively from the central bank. That strategy looks increasingly precarious as the country's economic situation grows ever more fragile and inflation reaches unprecedented levels.
While the eyes of the world are on northern Ethiopia, another conflict has been going on quietly in Oromia. In this region, the most populous in Ethiopia, the prime minister is trying to modify his strategy to curb the OLA rebellion.