The Heat: Ethiopia crisis – UN calls for a negotiated ceasefire to end the conflict

The Heat

The conflict in Tigray has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million.

Both sides have been accused of human rights violations. The United Nations has called for a negotiated ceasefire and a political solution to the conflict. And then there’s this – allegations that the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed deliberately set out to isolate and starve the people of Tigray.

CGTN’s Grum Chala reports from Addis Ababa.

To discuss the ongoing conflict:

  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa security and policy analyst.
  • William Lawrence is a former senior U.S. diplomat, analyst and program director. He’s currently a professor of political science and international affairs at American University right here in Washington, DC.
  • Henok Gabisa is a legal advisor for human rights victims in Ethiopia and a visiting academic fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
  • Samuel Getachew is an Ethiopia-based independent journalist.

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