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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Dipole: the 'Indian Niño' that has brought devastating drought to East Africa

Posted on Mon 13 March 2017 in Africa • Tagged with East Africa, Indian Nino, drought, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

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Rob Marchant, University of York

A severe drought threatens millions of people in East Africa. Crop harvests are well below normal and the price of food has doubled across much of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and nearby countries. The Conversation

The last major drought in the region, in 2011, caused hundreds of thousands …

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