What really happened during the regional attempted coup in Bahar Dar
The Indian Ocean Newsletter has got to the bottom of what happened on 22 June when four high-ranking state officials were killed in Bahar Dar (Amhara National Regional State - ANRS) and Addis Ababa. This is our exclusive analysis of [. [...]
Behind the scenes of ‘Operation METEC'
Since early November, no fewer than 64 senior executives at the military industrial complex controlled by the TPLF (Tigray People's Liberation Front) have been arrested on suspicion of corruption and human rights abuses. The Indian Ocean Newsletter has the inside [. [...]
The crucial role of the Afars in peace in the Horn
Ethiopia's race towards the Red Sea is under way, but the landlocked country can only access the ports via Afar territories. The Afars therefore find themselves at the centre of negotiations between Eritrea (with which Addis Ababa has established closer [. [...]
A naval battle for the port of Doraleh
On 28 April, the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and the Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh announced with great pomp that Addis Ababa was acquiring a stake in Djibouti's port infrastructure in exchange for shares in Ethiopian companies (Ethiopian [. [...]