Ethiopia

Nairobi — The government’s emphasis on ethnic identity could trigger a “violent eruption” in the run-up to Ethiopia’s scheduled elections in June, an international conflict-prevention group warned in a report last week.”Paranoia” on the part of the former guerrilla fighters who now lead the country is cited as an impediment to a democratic system. The ruling party’s “obsession with controlling political processes from the federal to the local level” is inciting opposition groups to consider taking up arms, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group says.

Ethiopia

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