Space Force Mooted as Ethiopia Overhauls Defense Capabilities

  • 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
(Bloomberg) --
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.
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