The tensions that had been simmering between the Tigray People's Liberation Front and the Abiy administration eventually boiled over.
As political and military actions escalate, there is an immediate need for de-escalation and dialogue to promote peaceful resolution.
There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
Few believed they would see an end to two decades of hostility between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The grenade attack shows that opponents are threatened by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's progress.