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.
He’s a brooding, taciturn figure, who has dominated Eritrean politics since the 1970s, and there are few signs of an effective challenge to his rule.
If elected next month, Joe Biden must do more than turn the clock back to pre-Trump days.