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Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, speaks during a special session of the General Assembly on March 02, 2022. Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Russia-Ukraine war: decoding how African countries voted at the UN

The resolution is not legally binding, but is an expression of the views of the UN membership.
A cheering crowd surrounds the toppled statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Addis Ababa following the overthrow of the Ethiopian military regime in 1991. Jerome Delay/AFP via Getty Images

Ethiopia’s civil war: Five reasons why history won’t repeat itself

Prevailing political attitudes, security actors, alliances and geopolitics differ starkly from the final days of the hated Ethiopian military regime.
A Tigrayan refugee places a cross made from twigs on the banks of a river marking the border between Ethiopia and Sudan where bodies frequently wash up. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Following the Tigray conflict, the rocky road to peace in Ethiopia

Domestic and geopolitical factors mean that the Ethiopian conflict has enough fuel to burn for some time.
Ethiopian soldiers in 2005 on a hilltop outpost overlooking the northern town of Badme, in the Tigray region. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

The Ethiopian premier is manipulating ethnic rivalries to shift the agenda from democratic reform to authoritarianism.

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