Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Seeks a Red Sea Port – The Economist

Abiy Ahmed’s push for access to the sea has rattled his neighbors. Nerves are jangling once again in the Horn of Africa, just a year after the end of a brutal civil war in Ethiopia that led to the deaths of perhaps 385,000-600,000 people. Now foreign diplomats and analysts fear that in his bid to get a port on the Red Sea, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, risks sparking another conflict, this time next to one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.[…] CONTINUE READING