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Abiy's moving so fast, he's making me dizzy - 2 months ago, 13 Mar 19:38

Charles Onyango-o ...

In the past few days, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been a busy man, indeed.

He was in Eritrea, to meet the still-reclusive Isaias Afeworki, along with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Then he flew back to Addis Ababa, to hobnob with Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo.”

He got on his plane, and was next in Juba, together with Afeworki, to meet South Sudan President Salva Kiir.

Hours later on Wednesday, he was in Nairobi, with Farmajo in tow, to meet President Kenyatta, this time to mediate in the latter two’s flap over their Indian Ocean boundary.

The disputed water is a triangular area, measuring 100,000 square kilometres, based on projecting the Kenya-Somali border eastwards. Somalia allegedly auctioned oil and gas exploration rights in the area recently, and Kenya was not too pleased. Mogadishu continues to deny that it did.

There are too many things going on here. The first, is an unlikely silver lining. ...
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