Ethiopia entered a new age in 2018 with the election of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. No longer run by the former Tigray dominated Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Abiy Ahmed ushered in a change to Ethiopia’s ethno-federalist structure and in doing so replaced the privileged minority Tigrayans with a new political elite consisting of the majority Oromo and Amharic peoples. In doing so, this move unleashed resentment among the former Tigrayan elite of Ethiopia which possibly lies at the heart of what seems to be a growing civil war between the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Addis Ababa. Join John as he discusses Ethiopia and its ethnic complexities and challenges with the Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Dr. Yonas Adaye Adeto.
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