Ethiopia’s main religions need to take an emotional distance from politics and find a neutral space so they can get moral clarity.
Moving communities at risk is better than dealing with emergencies, but relocations have a fraught political history in Africa.
Deeply concerned by the conflict and deteriorating human security situation in Ethiopia, a number of African intellectuals have called for dialogue and mediation.
Had the national government and Tigray state government attempted to engage in intergovernmental dialogue, things might have turned out differently.
Cyril Ramaphosa handled COVID-19 well, but more could have been done on governance, security and violent extremism.
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.
The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Crisis grips Ethiopia as political divisions spill over into armed conflict and potential civil war looms.