The Joe Biden administration has put Ethiopia on notice that it needs to see rapid progress on ceasefire negotiations and humanitarian access ... to Tigray if Addis Ababa wants to avoid a raft of painful sanctions.
On 11 August, Kumsa Diriba, aka 'Jaal Marroo', the leader of the Oromo Liberation Army (known as OLF/Shene by Ethiopian authorities) announced ... the military alliance struck between his force and the armed wing of the outlawed Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) regional government.
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As the conflict in Tigray spreads to other regions in Ethiopia, a schism within the UN Security Council threatens to deal the final blow to Ethiopia's ... future prospects. Whilst the US and European nations firmly demand an end to the war in hope for a more peaceful future outlook, India, China, and Russia remain ambivalent about involving themselves in what they view as a domestic dispute.
Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in April 2018 after anti-government protests erupted in Oromia following the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary ... Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) near clean sweep in the 2015 elections.