The navy plans must see the light of day
Can Ethiopia be the nation it wants to be without a seaport? This question can be quite torturous since there are not many wealthy landlocked nations to begin with; Switzerland stands alone as a sophisticated exception.
Ethiopia has however had a navy for decades but their job has been symbolic. This has to change with the country’s proximity to the infamous pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
Ethiopia has already secured stakes in the Port of Djibouti and the Port of Berbera in autonomous Somaliland to control its shipping interests. The country is also planning on bolstering its navy artillery, with plans to even constitute the biggest navy in East Africa.