Is Ethiopia on the brink of civil war?

Last year, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he is waging war on his country’s northern region of Tigray.

The conflict between Abiy’s government and Tigray’s leaders, The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has reportedly left hundreds dead and forced tens of thousands to flee across the border into Sudan.

In this UpFront special we hear from both sides of the conflict, ask them how we got to this point and whether the Ethiopian people are caught in an elite power struggle.

00:00 Intro
00:29 Fesseha Tessema - TPLF
12:39 Zadig Abraha - Ethiopian minister in charge of democratisation
ethiopia, tigray, conflict, civil war