Ethiopia’s Transition and the Tigray Conflict

The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has fueled a large-scale humanitarian crisis and attracted international concern, amid reports of starvation and atrocities. The war has taken a heavy human and economic toll, and it is spreading beyond Tigray. The Ethiopian government has resisted various calls for peace talks with Tigrayan insurgents, led by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The TPLF, a party representing one of Ethiopia’s ethnic minorities, had been the dominant political party in the country’s ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition for almost three decades, until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018. The TPLF was the ruling party in the regional state of Tigray when the conflict began.   Purchase on  amazon