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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is best known as a Nobel peace laureate. So why is he leading his country in a bloody civil war? Our guests: Mulu Solomon, (ambassador FDR Ethopia), Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate (author and analyst), Mekonnen Mesghena (Heinrich Böll Foundation).
Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate descends from the family of the Ethopian emperor. An author and analyst, he also works as an economic consultant on Africa. And he says: " The military operation of the Ethopian government in the Tigray region did not target the people of Tigray but the ruthless TPLF-party.”
Mekonnen Mesghena is head of Migration and Diversity at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation and says: “The civil war in Ethopia is just the beginning of a long conflict.”
Mulu Solomon Bezuneh, is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipoteniary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. She says: Ethiopia’s current situation is not a civil war, nor an armed conflict. It is a law enforcement operation aimed at restoring the constitutional order of the country.”