Abiy’s Ethiopia democratic revolution is unravelling

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. PHOTO | SAMUEL GEBRU | AFP

What you need to know:

  • At home, Abiy survived a grenade attack at a rally he was addressing in Addis Ababa.
  • The Ethiopia-Kenya supremacy war is playing out in the run-up to elections in Jubbaland in August.

Upon coming to power on April 2, 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised liberty. But one year on, and as Ethiopia edges closer to its election scheduled for 2020, the country’s democratic revolution is eating itself, and inadvertently chipping into the foundations of the existing security order in the volatile Horn of Africa region.

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