POLICY BRIEF ON CONFLICTS IN ETHIOPIA, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR HORN OF AFRICA
On August 6th, the East African Institute for Peace and Governance hosted a Twitter Space focusing on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia, particularly within the Amhara region. The event garnered significant attention, drawing participants from a wide array of sectors within the community. These participants included academics, politicians, civil society members, students, and intellectuals. Notably, two prominent figures renowned for their extensive insights on the subject matter took center stage as keynote speakers: Professor Hassan Keynan, a retired UN Official and Senior Analyst specializing in the dynamics of the Horn of Africa, and Professor Faisal Roble, whose profound understanding of the region is deeply rooted.
The event’s timeliness and relevance were evident in its impressive turnout, with over 300 individuals actively participating in the Twitter Space. The discussions and deliberations that unfolded provided a platform for diverse perspectives and comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted crisis.
While the participants posed a multitude of questions to the guest speakers, given the constraints of time and the focus of the topic, we primarily addressed the following inquiries:
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