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Vol 62 No 15

Published 22nd July 2021


No good options on the table

With a lack of credible mediators and both sides ruling out political negotiations, the likeliest outcome is an intensifying conflict

All sides have to make some tough decisions on strategy as the eight-month fight for control of Tigray escalates, dragging in surrounding regions. Judging by the declarations of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Amhara regional government, Addis Ababa wants to use its federal might to step up recruitment to the Ethiopian National Defence Forces and at the same time draw in regional forces to encircle Tigray.

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