Ethiopian history shows that the demands of its young people can't go unaddressed for long.
Had the national government and Tigray state government attempted to engage in intergovernmental dialogue, things might have turned out differently.
The standoff between Abiy Ahmed and the armed forces in Tigray has already caused thousands to flee their homes.
Food security in Tigray was becoming critical even before the current armed conflict.
Crisis grips Ethiopia as political divisions spill over into armed conflict and potential civil war looms.