The rhetoric that presents the Amhara people as a national enemy has gone on, unchallenged, for far too long.
Abiy Ahmed’s use of the military to address a critical challenge is likely to fail.
There is increased demand to join BRICS in the emerging world order, partly as a countervailing power to “the west”.
Typically, humanitarian concerns are prioritised following a war. But the environment must also get attention so that societies can produce food and goods to rebuild their lives.
Parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to end hostilities after two years. Here is a selection of previously published articles on its devastating consequences.
The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
Leaders at the centre of the Ethio-Tigray war don’t believe in equal partnership. In their political cultures, winners take all.
In democratic contexts, getting women into work empowers them. In autocracies like Ethiopia’s, this doesn’t hold. We found out why.
We used satellite imagery to track the decline of vegetation since the civil war began.
The 2022 summit between the European Union and the African Union seeks to renew the intercontinental partnership with massive investments. However, structural patterns of inequality persist.
Despite the recognition of risk, it’s clear that the scope and severity of the Ethiopian crisis has caught many by surprise.
Prevailing political attitudes, security actors, alliances and geopolitics differ starkly from the final days of the hated Ethiopian military regime.
Violence in Ethiopia could cause ripples across the Horn of Africa, destabilizing the region.
Ethiopia’s main religions need to take an emotional distance from politics and find a neutral space so they can get moral clarity.
Where will an end to the conflict come from?
Unless the blockade by Ethiopia is lifted, Tigray will be in a very bad famine situation.
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The UN Security Council resolution adopted to address the Yemeni crisis ended up constraining its efforts to bring peace.
The AU’s choice of Olusegun Obasanjo as chief mediator raises even more questions about its partiality in Ethiopian conflict.
In principle, most conflicts end with peace negotiations. In the Ethiopian situation, it is a matter of when, not if.