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Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine

On June 21, regional and legislative elections were held in Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and favorite in the election, congratulated himself on having organized the country’s “first free and fair elections”… but the reality was quite different. Ethiopians were deprived of voting in a fifth of the constituencies due to worrying insecurity, especially in the Tigray region, torn by civil war since November 2020 and an alarming famine.
The man who represented a hope for peace in Ethiopia has turned into a warlord: criticized for his management of the conflict, he is accused by several international organizations of arbitrary detentions and serious human rights violations.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Gado (Tanzanie-Kenya / Tanzania-Kenya)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Gado (Tanzanie-Kenya / Tanzania-Kenya)
    "élections éthiopiennes 2021"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "Ethiopia: elections, political instability and famine"
  • BRandan (Afrique / South Africa), Business Day
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - BRandan (Afrique / South Africa), Business Day
    "Abiy Ahmed premier Ministre éthiopien - Prix Nobel de la paix 2019 - Le Tigré"
  • Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    "Le Tigré d'Ethiopie - L'indépendance tue"
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
  • Hall (Etats-Unis / USA)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Hall (Etats-Unis / USA)
    "Famine éthiopienne"
  • Amorim (Brésil / Brazil)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Amorim (Brésil / Brazil)
    "Tigray"
  • Rayma (Venezuela)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Rayma (Venezuela)
  • Mykaïa (France)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Mykaïa (France)
    "Ethiopia: famine threatens 350,000 people - There is no vaccine against hunger..."
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    Ethiopia: elections amid war and famine - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    "Cimetière de guerre du Tigré"
  • Gado (Tanzanie-Kenya / Tanzania-Kenya)
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • BRandan (Afrique / South Africa), Business Day
  • Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
  • Hall (Etats-Unis / USA)
  • Amorim (Brésil / Brazil)
  • Rayma (Venezuela)
  • Mykaïa (France)
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)