The AU’s choice of Olusegun Obasanjo as chief mediator raises even more questions about its partiality in Ethiopian conflict.
A new government with popular legitimacy will have power to address lingering political, economic and security challenges.
Ethiopian politicians, both opposition and incumbents, have found it difficult to undo the political culture of winning by elimination.
Ethiopian history shows that the demands of its young people can’t go unaddressed for long.
Ethiopia’s party system is extremely volatile due to the prevalence of weakly institutionalised and fragmented political parties.
Had the national government and Tigray state government attempted to engage in intergovernmental dialogue, things might have turned out differently.