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Vol 62 No 11

Published 27th May 2021


Not so splendid isolation

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is running out of room to manoeuvre as Addis Ababa's relations with the United States and Europe fall to their lowest ebb for three decades. At the heart of the problem is the Abiy government's war in Tigray, its restrictions on humanitarian access and its military alliance with Eritrea. We hear that increasing numbers of military officers are urging Abiy to expel the Eritrean troops to dampen down growing criticism of horrendous rights abuses.

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