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Toward an End to Ethiopia’s Federal-Tigray Feud



14 AUGUST 2020 A disputed regional election plan has ratcheted up tensions between Ethiopia’s federal authorities and its rivals in Tigray. To avert a confrontation, Tigrayan officers ought to press pause on election preparations and each side ought to embrace dialogue to deal with the dispute and underlying causes. What’s new? Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s authorities and his rivals in Tigray are on a collision course over the latter’s plan to carry regional elections in defiance of federal authority. If Tigray proceeds, Abiy’s authorities is able to take into account any new regional administration illegitimate. Why does it matter? Though Abiy has dominated out army intervention, federal

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