Africa cannot sit on its hands and let this great and ancient nation tear itself to pieces while we fiddle with protocols, says New African editor Anver Versi.
Lasting solutions to the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray will only come from African initiatives, say Kenya’s Ambassador Macharia Kamau and Ambassador Martin Kimani.
The situation in Ethiopia, with elections postponed again and a war waging in the Tigray region, is a tragedy not only for Ethiopia but all of Africa, says New African editor Anver Versi.
Although Ethiopia’s President Abiy Ahmed to all intents and purposes triumphed militarily over his enemies in Tigray, there could still be plenty of trouble ahead.
The conflict between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal troops and the provincial government of Tigray has become an almost full-fledged civil war.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reform agenda has won praise, but his shaking up of government in Ethiopia risks exacerbating long-simmering ethnic rivalries. James Jeffries reports