Ethiopia’s Would-Be Messiah
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touts himself as a divinely ordained emperor destined to lead his nation to greatness, even as he plunges it into multiple bloody conflicts.
Drones Over Oromia
A darling of the international community, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy Ahmed was touted by the U.S. and others as hope for peace in a war-torn Horn of Africa. But that seemingly unconditional praise and support may have emboldened Abiy to eliminate rivals at home.
Can Africa Solve Ethiopia’s War?
Three weeks after the end of Ethiopia's fragile ceasefire, the warring factions have finally agreed to let the African Union mediate. New Lines' Kwangu Liwewe talks to analysts Chris Maroleng, Adeoye Akinola and activist Tedla Asfaw about whether it can really bring about a lasting peace after two years of brutal civil war.
Can Ethiopia End Its ‘Very Dirty War’? — with Zecharias Zelalem and Julia Steers
Over a year into Ethiopia’s civil war, New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai talks to three guests — freelance journalist Zecharias Zelalem, VICE News’ Julia Steers and Biniam, a Tigray civilian who lost several close friends to a notorious massacre — and asks what it will take to end the bloodshed.
The UN’s Purblind Human Rights Reporting in Ethiopia
Before the shutdown of all phone services in Tigray, I had begun accumulating testimony to piece together what happened in the lead-up to the horrific massacre caught on video at Mahbere Dego.