Conflict between Eritrea and Tigray has long represented a destabilising fault line for Ethiopia as well as for the wider region.
The tensions that had been simmering between the Tigray People's Liberation Front and the Abiy administration eventually boiled over.
Ahmed Abiy has his work cut out to unify a nation divided along tribal lines
The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Abiy's administration should stop talking about reform and liberalisation and focus instead on stopping the country from sliding into disarray
Ethiopia's new political outfit could bring minority groups into the centre of power.
In practical terms. Sidama's successful push has created more groups that aspire to homogenise the demography of their regions.
Ethiopia's regional governance system is doing more harm than good.
There have been positive changes in Ethiopia but major challenges, including ethnic tensions, remain.
Tensions, both within Ethiopia and between Ethiopia and its neighbours, are rooted in history.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed needs to strike a balance between forgiveness and justice.
Ethiopia's new premier has brought hope but he must address the eviction of ethnic Amharas.
Ethiopia has taken time and listened to the new prime minister. Now he needs to convert his vision into concrete policies
Dr Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia. The youthful Oromo leader now faces the herculean task of uniting a divided country.
Corruption has become entrenched in Ethiopia because of the political dominance of a single party -- the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.
Will the latest Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict spiral into a large-scale military confrontation? The odds are highly unlikely: neither side believes it would gain from such an eventuality.