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Ethiopia – Tigray: What options does Abiy have now?

By Morris Kiruga
Posted on Friday, 5 November 2021 10:04

Rally to celebrate Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's incumbency at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends a rally to celebrate his incumbency at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

As Addis Ababa braces itself for a likely assault by rebel forces from the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and the TPLF, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s options are quickly dwindling, and Ethiopia’s neighbours are worried.

Ethiopia’s rebel groups are set to form a political alliance with opposition groups to prepare for a likely transition in Africa’s second most populous country, an OLA spokesperson told Bloomberg on Thursday 4 November.