Ethiopia: Crisis Group denies media reports about PM’s fate
Ethiopia: Crisis Group denies media reports about PM’s fate
Biden Must Ensure Ethiopia Does Not Return to War
Biden Must Ensure Ethiopia Does Not Return to War
Statement / Africa

Ethiopia: Crisis Group denies media reports about PM’s fate

International Crisis Group has no direct knowledge about the state of health of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Crisis Group has never commented on Mr Zenawi’s health or his fate, and is not in a position to speculate about it. Crisis Group categorically denies any media claims to the contrary.

Op-Ed / Africa

Biden Must Ensure Ethiopia Does Not Return to War

Originally published in The New York Times

Two years into the pitiless war ravaging northern Ethiopia, on Nov. 2, the Ethiopian government and the leaders of the northern Tigray region agreed to stop fighting after talks convened by the African Union in Pretoria, South Africa.

The deal is a significant first step toward peace, but the cease-fire could quickly fall apart without sustained attention from American, African and other world leaders.

It is arguably right now the world’s deadliest conflict: Fighting, starvation and lack of access to health care in Tigray are estimated to have killed as many as half a million people in two years and rendered millions homeless. The Ethiopian government placed Tigray under siege during the war, and experts from the United Nations concluded that it may amount to the war crime of weaponizing starvation.

Continue reading in The New York Times.

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