21 June 2021

Ethiopians to vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray - France 24


Ethiopia goes to the polls Monday in a closely-watched election taking place as famine grips the war-torn Tigray region and doubts linger about the credibility of the twice-delayed vote. It is the first electoral test for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, 44, who rose to power in 2018 championing a democratic revival in Africa's second most populous country, and a break from its authoritarian past. The Nobel Peace laureate, who freed political prisoners and welcomed back exiles, promised this election [...]