BY Nii Ntreh, 3:30pm August 28, 2020,

Ethiopia is Africa’s next superpower but here are four boxes it needs to tick

It's Actually A Good Idea For Landlocked Ethiopia To Build A Navy ...
Ethiopia is determined to rejuvenate its navy. Photo Credit: Orientalreview.org

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.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: August 29, 2020

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