Publication Type: Media
Countries: Ethiopia
Authors: Awol Allo
Funders: AHRC GCRF

Abiy Ahmed inherited a deeply divided and fractured country when he became Ethiopia’s prime minister in 2018. The economy was in free-fall, a state of emergency had been declared, and an agitated mass was calling for revolutionary change. His administration was praised for pulling the country back from the brink. The government enacted a series of progressive and transformational reforms, which made headlines in the country and were widely scrutinised. Much less, however, has been said about Abiy’s foreign policy – the topic of this article by Awol Allo.