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Vol 61 No 24

Published 3rd December 2020


War resets the region

The Federal government’s war with Tigray upsets geopolitics throughout the Horn, and puts Eritrea centre-stage

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's refusal to consider a ceasefire or even mediation continues to attract widespread condemnation. His unflinching stance was underlined when he met an African Union delegation led by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Joaquim Chissano, and Kgalema Motlanthe. He thanked the Special Envoys of the AU Chair, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, for the AU's concern and this demonstration of support to 'the principle of African solutions to African problems', but ignored any suggestion of a ceasefire.

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