Abiy Ahmed
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Hangover from imperial nostalgia destabilising the Horn of Africa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. 

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What you need to know:

  • Over the past five years, Ethiopia has seen a resurgent wave of ethno-nationalism based on a Cushitic consciousness which has pan-African tradition, fueling a clash of ideologies in the Horn of Africa and pushed IGAD to a dangerous tipping point.