More than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.
Few of AMISOM’s backers want to shoulder the burden of Somalia’s long term stability, several – including Ethiopia – have begun to withdraw their troops. Al-Shabaab will probably quietly wait them out.
But it seems Ethiopians define ‘democracy’ more instrumentally, in terms of provision of material welfare or effective governance, rather than intrinsically — that is, protecting individual freedoms or following procedures
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