Many of the artefacts Ethiopia is famous for are found in Tigray. Their continued destruction could lead to irreversible culture shock and social collapse.
Yatreda is a family of artists that brings the history of Ethiopian kingdoms to life through stunning imagery. With storytelling at the base of their work, they use NFTs to preserve their history and culture for future generations.
African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.
Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
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.