21 June 2021

Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray - France 24


Ethiopians voted Monday in a delayed national election taking place against the backdrop of war and famine in the northern Tigray region and questions over the poll's credibility. It is the first electoral test for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, 44, who came to power in 2018 championing a democratic revival in Africa's second-most populous country, and a break from its authoritarian past. "This election is different," said Milyon Gebregziabher, a 45-year-old travel agent voting in the centre of the [...]