Ethiopia’s PM Flags Red Sea Port Access as Potential Flashpoint for Regional Tensions – Bloomberg

Ethiopia’s lack of access to a port on the Red Sea is a potential source of future conflict with neighboring countries, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, raising the prospect of more instability in a region already wracked by violence.

The question of the landlocked Horn of Africa nation’s direct access to harbors should “no longer be considered as taboo,” Abiy said in a 45-minute lecture broadcast on state television on Oct. 13. […] CONTINUE READING