* Middle East and Africa:

Assessing Abiy Ahmed, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Lessons from an open-air prison
All bets are on
The southern problem
A gulag state totters
A partial victory for protester
Stalemate (with Justin Lynch)
Abiy’s fragile revolution
Crisis in Khartoum (with Justin Lynch)
Sudan’s Tiananmen? (with Nicholas Pelham)
Democracy and repression
After the coup
The People vs Bashir (with Jonathan Rosenthal)
Dying days for the dictatorship?
What self-help lending says about Ethiopian banking
Why Ethiopia has postponed its census
Ink by the barrel in Addis Ababa
A last roll of the dice
Why are Gulf countries so interested in the Horn of Africa? (The Economist explains)
“We are all Darfur”
War and fees
A colourful revolution (with Jonathan Rosenthal)
God will make you prosper
Hope for the Horn
Africa needs a green revolution (with Liam Taylor)
Abiy’s law
Prison Break
Growing up too early (with Will Brown)
Why Eritrea is called Africa's North Korea (The Economist explains)
A glimmer of light in a prison state
Stopping the flow of arms into South Sudan
In deep water
How Eritrea and Ethiopia made peace (The Economist explains)
An unexpected peace
How Ethiopia is building a social safety-net
Could they make peace?
Enter a new hope
With nobody in charge, Ethiopia declares a state of emergency
Ethiopia’s prime minister resigns. Now to find a successor
How the international community has failed South Sudan (The Economist explains)
Danger, camels crossing
Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking them up
Why Ethiopians are nostalgic for a murderous Marxist regime
Although persecuted, Sudan’s Christian population is growing
Why Somaliland is East Africa's strongest democracy (The Economist explains)
Sudan’s economy is in trouble, even without sanctions
Why America has lifted sanctions on Sudan (The Economist explains)
Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested
Ethiopia is struggling to make housing affordable
Why "affordable housing" in Africa is rarely affordable (The Economist explains)
Closing African orphanages may be less heartless than it seems
Why so many African presidents are ditching term limits (The Economist explains)
Donald Trump ducks a decision on sanctions on Khartoum
Africa is Islamic banking's new frontier
Ethiopia's ingenious video pirates
The hard life of a Somali shepherd
Ethiopia enters its seventh month of emergency rule
Why Somali piracy is staging a comeback (The Economist explains)
Encouraging African entrepreneurship
Why Ethiopia is building a space programme 
African football has a new boss
Businesses are being forced to move into designated properties 
Ethiopia’s state-of-the-art commodity exchange
Ethiopia opens Africa’s tallest and most controversial dam
New television channels in Ethiopia may threaten state control
A boom in qat in Ethiopia and Kenya
Why Uganda is a model for dealing with refugees (The Economist explains)
Ethiopia cracks down on protest
Why one national airline is bucking a continent-wide trend
Ethiopia's football follies
The trials of running universities in Sierra Leone 
Why students in Africa are protesting (The Economist explains)
A new push to legalise early abortions in Sierra Leone
A French-African quarrel with the former coloniser
The Gambia fashions itself as a kind of Islamic state
Why Burkina Faso has so many coups (The Economist explains)
Burkina Faso avoids violence as it votes for change
Why Burkina Faso's coup failed
Another African president tries to change the rules
Why Somaliland is not a recognised state (The Economist explains)

* Culture:
What the communists left in Africa: “Red Africa” at the Calvert 22 Foundation
Review: David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar”
Another lucrative show from the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band
Architecture in Eritrea: Modernist masterpieces in unlikely Asmara
Gospel truths: A symbolic struggle over ancient manuscripts
Wax and gold: Satire is flourishing in Ethiopia

* Books:
Jaw-jaw, war-war
Review of The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy’s National Shame by Ian Campbell
Review of The Storied City by Charlie English 
Review of The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House by Adrian Tinniswood
Review of The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese
Review of The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel Beer
Review of Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in World War II by Susan Williams
Review of Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Review of Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards

* Britain:
Portsmouth's shipyard: two years after losing its shipbuilding industry, the city depends on navy
Why Britain is copying America's "metro mayors" (The Economist explains)

* Other:
Inside Eritrea


Ethiopians adjust to life in Africa's most ambitious social housing project
Beneath the surface of Uganda's 'exemplary' refugee settlement, tensions simmer
Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down
Recycling army in Ethiopian capital fear livelihoods at risk as city modernises
In Rwanda, red cross spells demolition
No work means Ethiopia is no home for refugees
Can a failed Rwandan housing project offer lessons for the future?
Multi-million dollar deal for Somaliland's historic port sparks land rush
Ethiopia's deadly rubbish dump landslide sparks landrights battle
Trafficked into slavery: The dark side of Addis Ababa's growth
Demolitions gather pace in the heart of the Ethiopian capital
Despite abuses, expelled Ethiopians hope to be smuggled back to Saudi Arabia
Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?
Calls to end Africa's 'horrific' land deals after Indian firm's fallout
Expansion of Ethiopia’s first industrial park reopens old wounds
Driven away by conflict, thousands of Ethiopians stranded without a home
Competition over land squeezes Ethiopia's coffee farmers
'Better to kill us': Ethiopian residents fear evictions from satellite towns


The Rehabilitation of Africa’s Most Isolated Dictatorship 
Ethiopia's Great Rift
Abiy Ahmed Is Not a Populist 

The Atlantic

The Ethiopian Christians Who Live-Stream Mass Exorcisms
Ethiopia’s Economy Is Booming, but at What Cost?


Uneasy peace and simmering conflict: the Ethiopian town where three flags fly 
Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's biggest pop star
Diane Rwigara, fierce critic of the Rwandan president
'Loudspeaker for the youth': Sudan tunes in to a new wavelength as sanctions lift
'We fear for our lives': how rumours over sugar saw Ethiopian troops kill 10 people
'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign
'Freedom!': the mysterious movement that brought Ethiopia to a standstill
Deadly journeys: how despair drives young Ethiopians to flee to Yemen
In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust
Claims of 'non-stop cycle of torture' involving top officials in Ethiopian jail
Jawar Mohammed's red-carpet return signals Ethiopia's political sea change
'Asmara is a jewel': but can Eritrea's modernising capital retain its charm?
Everyday memories of Addis Ababa – a photo essay
'Abiy Ahmed is our miracle': Ethiopia's democratic awakening – with Charlie Rosser
Ethiopia to Mauritius: how will Africa match jobs to its population boom? – with Peter Beaumont
'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus
Homeless children struggle to survive on the streets of Ethiopia's capital
Shadow falls over Ethiopia reforms as warnings of crisis go unheeded
Europe accused of financing Eritrean project based on 'forced labour'
'Go and we die, stay and we starve': the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma
State projects leave tens of thousands of lives in the balance in Ethiopia – study
Ethiopians face beatings and bullets as Saudi ‘deportation machine’ cranks up
Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia's ravaged parks
'This is Dubai now': Nobel-winning PM's plan to transform Addis Ababa

Foreign Affairs

Kagame's Unrivalled Power


Eritrea’s picturesque capital is now a World Heritage site and could help bring it in from the cold
Ethiopia's remarkable education statistics mask a system in crisis
Interview with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF
Ethiopia’s tense ethnic federalism is being tested again
Ethiopia's government is cracking down on the country's biggest pop star
Ethiopians are having a tense debate over who really owns Addis Ababa
Ethiopia’s ‘Ubers’ are working with little internet, few smartphones and no funding


A quiet revolution


Young, Gifted and Black
A Painful Lesson in Ethiopia


Is Britain facing a crisis of loneliness among the old? 
How can the Green Party succeed in the age of Jeremy Corbyn? 


Clashes threaten Ethiopia's delicate ethnic balance


Fourah Bay College: The Decline of Sierra Leone’s “Oxford in the Bush”
Miners Shot Down: Blood on Whose Hands?

The New Humanitarian

Ethiopia’s neglected crisis

Huffington Post

The Biggest Cause Of Preventable Blindness Just Won’t Go Away
Where Shoes Are A Luxury, A Nightmarish Disease May Be Lurking

Next City

How Ethiopia’s New Railway Could Launch an Inclusive Urban Boom

The Africa Report

Ethiopia's revolution at the top
Ethiopia's leadership race: the Oromo leader at the front
Ethiopia strives for better signal
Spotlight on Abiy Ahmed
The Somali Strongman
The quest for fertile ground
Opening up: how far and how fast?
The state goes to market
Interview: Tewolde Gebremarian, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
Landlocked Blues: Ethiopia opens up its budding logistics sector
GreenPath taps into Ethiopia’s burgeoning organic farming market
Abiy Ahmed and the struggle to keep Ethiopia together


Peace, at last (clipping on request)

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