Ethiopia: Worsening security amid a political crisis


Risk Advisory is pleased to invite you to a breakfast briefing and roundtable discussion on Ethiopia on Wednesday 11 April, at our London headquarters. At this event we will discuss emerging security risks and the potential for crisis in the country.

Ethiopia is experiencing political and security turmoil, and appears to be at a turning point. An opposition movement has organised frequent and disruptive protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions. Armed groups have also mounted attacks against state-linked and military targets, mostly in Amhara. In addition to this, the resignation in February of the prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, plunged the country into political uncertainty.

The Ethiopian parliament elected Abiy Ahmed as prime minister on 2 April. Abiy is an ethnic-Oromo, and is a former army officer. It took the ruling multi-ethnic EPRDF coalition more than a month to select Abiy, which is probably a result of the deep ideological and ethnic divisions in the government. His political affiliation and ethnicity will almost certainly play a role in how the security environment in Ethiopia evolves in the next few years.

At this briefing, we will discuss the future outlook for Ethiopia, and assess the stability of the new government, and the likelihood of demonstrations, strikes and militant attacks continuing to disrupt business operations in the country.

We hope you can join us to discuss these issues. If you are unable to attend in person, we will also broadcast it as a live webinar and make a podcast available. Please register using the link below. Preference will be given to Risk Advisory clients.

Breakfast Briefing
Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Venue: The Risk Advisory Group, 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ
Time: 08:30 – 10:00 (BST)

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Time: 09:00 – 10:00 (BST)

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