Ethiopia rests on brink of a civil war after long-term tensions between the government and former power brokers, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), exploded last month. Michelle Gavin joins Deep Dish to explain why Ethiopia’s fate will affect the stability of the region and African influence on global affairs.
War in Tigray is escalating fast. “We have effective nonmilitary leverage and options in our toolbox and should use them,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.
Boston University’s Michael Woldemariam and the Council’s Ertharin Cousin join Deep Dish to discuss the strides made so far by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the steps ahead between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
In Africa, “supplying and supporting abusive security forces often directly undermines democracy,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.
Judd Devermont and Neil Munshi explain why Mali's instability is a threat to Africa's Sahel region.