The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
The origins of Ethiopia’s food crisis can be traced to a bitter feud between Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation fighters.
Violence in Ethiopia could cause ripples across the Horn of Africa, destabilizing the region.
The UN Security Council resolution adopted to address the Yemeni crisis ended up constraining its efforts to bring peace.
Ethiopian politicians, both opposition and incumbents, have found it difficult to undo the political culture of winning by elimination.
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.