Conflict between Eritrea and Tigray has long represented a destabilising fault line for Ethiopia as well as for the wider region.
The Ethiopian premier is manipulating ethnic rivalries to shift the agenda from democratic reform to authoritarianism.
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.