William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71. Crisis Group Role William Davison joined Crisis Group in April 2019 as Senior Analyst for Ethiopia. Professional Background William was Bloomberg's Ethiopia correspondent from 2010 until 2017 and has also published in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor, and other international media. In 2018 he founded Ethiopia Insight website. In The News 2 Apr 2021 [Tigrayan forces] are increasingly entrenched in rural areas and their armed resistance appears to be gaining popular support among the Tigrayan population Al Jazeera William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 26 Mar 2021 And it is hard to imagine Ethiopia's federal government entirely crushing this rebellion if Eritrean troops withdraw. DW News William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 12 Dec 2020 Because of improving relations, the Eritrean government has gained more ability to influence the Ethiopian government not to be a host for dissidents. AFP William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 2 Sep 2020 Ethiopia will not be deterred from finishing GERD by U.S. aid cuts and nor will it change its negotiating stance. Bloomberg William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 18 Aug 2020 Ethiopian political leaders should consider appealing to a third party to mediate, should they have exhausted all other opportunities. Deutsche Welle William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia 21 Jul 2020 Because the [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance] dam has reached quite an advanced stage of construction there had already been a natural backing up of the river behind it, due to the rainy season. CNN William Davison Senior Analyst, Ethiopia Latest Updates Op-Ed / Africa 10 November 2020 Ethiopia: Not too Late to Stop Tigray Conflict from Unravelling Country In the early hours of 4 November, a powder keg exploded in the Horn of Africa, as tensions between Ethiopia’s federal government and Tigray region’s leaders erupted into conflict. Originally published in The Africa Report Podcast / Africa 6 November 2020 Ethiopia’s Slide Toward Civil War This week on The Horn, clashes have broken out between Ethiopia’s federal troops and forces in northern Tigray. Crisis Group experts covering the long-feared escalation and the broader Horn of Africa discuss reaching a ceasefire and how to address the underlying need for a broader national dialogue. Op-Ed / Africa 18 April 2020 Coronavirus: Ethiopia’s opportunity to reboot its troubled transition Ethiopia has postponed elections scheduled for August and declared a five-month state of emergency to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. If managed well, this time could be used to put the country’s democratic transition back on track. Originally published in The Africa Report Commentary / Africa 23 October 2019 Calming the Choppy Nile Dam Talks Egypt and Ethiopia are exchanging harsh words over the dam the latter is building on the Blue Nile. At issue is how fast the Horn nation will fill its reservoir once construction is complete. The two countries’ leaders should cool the rhetoric and seek compromise.