African Arguments Online
By pressuring people displaced by conflict to return home prematurely, the government is putting them at risk.
In the past few months, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by violence. Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/2018/Mulugeta Ayene.
Remarkable changes are occurring in Ethiopia. Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April, he has welcomed back formerly exiled opposition... more
Over the last year or so, there have been several incredible documentaries made in Africa. With some help from Film Africa, we picked out some of the most beautiful, hard-hitting and eye-opening among them. We then got a diverse range of reviewers to check them out and respond.
The films come from across the continent and are all moving and remarkable in their own, often very different, ways.... more
The four parties that make up the ruling EPRDF used to all follow the party line. Now their internal disagreements are out in the open.
What is the future of the EPRDF, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition? Credit: SarahTz.
In the past three years – and most acutely since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in March – Ethiopians have witnessed something unusual in their country’s politics. The... more
Delivering aid in South Sudan costs seven times more than in Somalia. 40% of funding is spent on transport.
An humanitarian mission in South Sudan on a 2-day journey from Juba to Yei, 180 km away. Credit: UN\UNMISS\Nektarios Markogiannis
I recently needed to travel 150 km from the capital Juba to the town of Bor for a humanitarian mission. My options were to fly the short distance or go by road.... more
Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed doing press ups with protesting troops.
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