Landlocked nation in talks with nations to build naval base
Ethiopia to rewrite part of foreign, national security policy
By Nizar Manek, 24 August 2018
Ethiopia is considering adding a space force to its defense capabilities in a process to modernize the country’s military.
The changes are part of broader political and economic reforms Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed began implementing after coming to power in April. The landlocked Horn of Africa nation, which hasn’t had direct access to the sea since Eritrea seceded a quarter of a century ago, also plans to build a naval base.