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Vol 63 No 15

Published 21st July 2022


Heat of war shifts to the centre

Tensions may be easing between Addis and Tigray, but in Oromia the bitterness of ethno-nationalist conflict remains strong

The intensity of violence between Oromo and Amhara communities is militating against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's attempts to co-opt moderates on both sides, as fresh atrocities multiply and narrow the space for compromise. Ever since he came to power in 2018, Abiy has been juggling the loyalties and ambitions of both communities.

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