William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71. Crisis Group Role William Davison joined Crisis Group in April 2019 as Senior Analyst for Ethiopia. Professional Background William was Bloomberg's Ethiopia correspondent from 2010 until 2017 and has also published in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor, and other international media. In 2018 he founded Ethiopia Insight website. In The News 30 Apr 2020 [En Ethiopie] le parti au pouvoir fait face à d’énormes défis électoraux et il semble répondre à ceux-ci avec les mêmes tactiques que l’ancien parti, c’est-à-dire les arrestations et la violence. L'Apostrophe William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 8 Apr 2020 While [declaring a state of emergency in Ethiopia] is understandable given the situation, it is critical that there is transparency over the government's extra powers. AFP/Yahoo News William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 4 Apr 2020 It would have been very difficult, if not impossible, for the [Ethiopian] electoral board [...] to organize this election in time for the 29th of August. Deutsche Welle William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 28 Feb 2020 Ethiopia feels that the international community is, in some way, set up to rule against it... and that's why they have been reticent about having third party involvement [in Ethiopia's Nile dam project]. Voice of America William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 25 Feb 2020 This is an encouraging sign that the [Ethiopian] government is prioritizing reconciliation rather than punishment. For the approach to be successful, all actors need to adopt similarly conciliatory stances. Bloomberg William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 12 Dec 2019 Trying to do economic reforms [in Ethiopia] is a piecemeal thing at the moment. Post-election there should be a more positive environment for reforms. Africa Report William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia Latest Updates Op-Ed / Africa 18 April 2020 Coronavirus: Ethiopia’s opportunity to reboot its troubled transition Ethiopia has postponed elections scheduled for August and declared a five-month state of emergency to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. If managed well, this time could be used to put the country’s democratic transition back on track. Originally published in The Africa Report Commentary / Africa 23 October 2019 Calming the Choppy Nile Dam Talks Egypt and Ethiopia are exchanging harsh words over the dam the latter is building on the Blue Nile. At issue is how fast the Horn nation will fill its reservoir once construction is complete. The two countries’ leaders should cool the rhetoric and seek compromise.