US firm APCO Worldwide pulls out of its lobbying work for Addis Ababa
To ingratiate itself with Washington, Addis Ababa has two US lobbying firms working on its behalf.
Firmly opposed to the loss of his monopoly, the boss of the state-owned Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise, Roba Megersa, was dismissed at the end of March and replaced by a more political appointee.
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.