Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Is Putting Abiy’s Nationalist Vision to the Test

Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Is Putting Abiy’s Nationalist Vision to the Test
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during the Ethiopia-Korea Business Forum in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 27, 2019 (AP photo by Lee Jin-man).

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. At least three university students were killed this week in the latest episodes of ethnically motivated violence in Ethiopia. The increasingly volatile situation is at risk of exploding ahead of national elections scheduled for next year. Africa’s second-most-populous country has been wracked by violence along ethnic lines this year, including the murder of the army chief of staff amid an attempted coup in June and intercommunal violence in the central Oromia region in October that left at least 86 people dead. After […]

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