Ethiopia's troubled history provides clues to why an all-out civil war is possible

Posted on Wed 11 November 2020 in Africa • Tagged with Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, Tigray, Tigray People's Liberation Front, Oromo

A man enters a polling station for Tigray’s regional elections, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed deemed illegal. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

Francesca Baldwin, University of Reading and Heike I Schmidt, University of Reading

Ethiopia’s government, under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, is carrying out a military offensive …


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Why history will judge Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza harshly

Posted on Mon 15 June 2020 in Africa • Tagged with Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza, Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye, Rwanda, politics

President Pierre Nkurunziza arrives to inaugurate Burundi’s Chinese-built state house on September 27, 2019. (Photo by ONESPHORE NibigIra/AFP via Getty Images)

David E Kiwuwa, University of Nottingham

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s football-loving president and self-proclaimed pastor, has died at the age of 55. By all accounts this was …


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