Ethiopia’s civil war continues despite famine warnings

Issue 441 - 24 Jun 2021 - By Marc Howard | 5 minute read

Two years ago, few in the international community imagined that standout development performer Ethiopia would again be wracked by civil war. Abiy Ahmed, who became prime minister in April 2018, possessed impeccable dovish credentials. A devout Pentecostal Christian who earned a doctorate in peace and conflict research from Addis Ababa University the year before his accession to the premiership, Abiy was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for ending the 20-year-old conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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