He pledged unity. But now PM hopes to tighten grip on war-torn Ethiopia
Elections this week could give PM even greater power, despite a regional conflict and a ‘man-made’ humanitarian crisis
Tens of millions of Ethiopians are expected to vote on Monday in crucial elections that could provide a launchpad for controversial prime minister Abiy Ahmed to consolidate his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Abiy, who won the Nobel peace prize two years ago after concluding a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea, will face voters at the ballot box for the first time in Africa’s second most populous nation.Continue reading...