Ethiopia: ‘Temporary pause’ of US assistance

Issue 422 - 10 Sep 2020

The United States has suspended up to $130m of foreign assistance to Ethiopia as a result of its dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, provoking a defiant response from the government in Addis Ababa. On 31 August, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the United States Fitsum Arega tweeted that he had met US officials and they had told him there would be a “temporary pause”.

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