How Isaias Afwerki’s gamble in Ethiopia is endangering Eritrean sovereignty

Since the conflict in Tigray started in 2020, Eritrea has become further entangled in Ethiopian politics. Young Eritrean conscripts assigned to the...
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

A Portrait: Isaias Afwerki, The Man & The Dictator

Following a series of interviews with former colleagues, this is an attempt to profile one of Africa's most reclusive and authoritarian leaders....
CREDIT: Anna Lande

Food Fight: Why Does the US Knowingly Slow Down Food Aid...

Approximately 13 million people in the Horn of Africa need critical food assistance right now. Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali citizens are experiencing...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

Reconciling democracy and development: Reflections from a life of research

Oda van Cranenburgh recently retired from Leiden University after a career of researching the politics of what are often called "developing countries",...
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

Do sanctions work ? The case of Eritrea says “no”

Eritrea has lived under United Nations economic sanctions for more than ten years without any notable impact on its politics or economy....

The Tigray War and the use and misuse of pan-Africanism

It has been more than a year since a war broke out between the federal government of Ethiopia and the regional government...
SOURCE: www.ethiopoint.com:the-battle-of-mekelle-and-its-implications-for-ethiopia

Peace, or continued war in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is balancing on the precipice – continued war or the beginning of peace talks? The withdrawal of the Tigrayan forces back...

How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech

There has been little research into the regulation targeting fake news and hate speech in Africa, and the role state institutions play...

Ethiopian diplomacy during the Tigray conflict: Authoritarian powers and Abiy’s regime

The regime of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali in Ethiopia has been locked in a conflict with the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front...