Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo is Lecturer in Law at Keele University, UK.

Ethiopia

Why I nominated Abiy Ahmed for the Nobel Peace Prize

The prize not only acknowledges the Ethiopian prime minister's commitment to peace, but encourages him to do more.

Why I nominated Abiy Ahmed for the Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia

How a major anti-colonial victory divided Ethiopia

The Victory of Adwa has been a very divisive issue in Ethiopia for decades. It's time to change that.

How a major anti-colonial victory divided Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Navigating Ethiopia's journey towards reconciliation and justice

Ethiopia needs both accountability and reconciliation to come to terms with its violent and divisive past.

Navigating Ethiopia's journey towards reconciliation and justice

Ethiopia

The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet

Ethiopia's gender balanced cabinet is sending women around the country a clear message: the patriarchy can be beaten.

The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet

South Sudan

In South Sudan, moderation in pursuit of justice can be a virtue

But the complete removal of accountability and justice from the agenda is not the answer.

In South Sudan, moderation in pursuit of justice can be a virtue

ICC

The ICC's problem is not overt racism, it is Eurocentricism

European imperial values laid the foundation of the ICC and have caused its many problems.

The ICC's problem is not overt racism, it is Eurocentricism

Ethiopia

Torture, state terrorism and Ethiopia's transformation

Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed showed remarkable courage in admitting the practise of state sanctioned torture.

Torture, state terrorism and Ethiopia's transformation

Ethiopia

Ethiopia offers an olive branch to Eritrea

And it is very much in Eritrea's interest to accept.

Ethiopia offers an olive branch to Eritrea

Eritrea

Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict, 20 years on: Brothers still at war

On the 20th anniversary of the Eritrea-Ethiopia war, an opportunity for sustainable peace may finally be on the horizon.

Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict, 20 years on: Brothers still at war

Ethiopia

A tough road ahead for Ethiopia's new leader Abiy Ahmed

Ahmed has a unique opportunity to unite a country riven by ethnic tensions - but he is facing deep-rooted challenges.

A tough road ahead for Ethiopia's new leader Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia

Ethiopia's state of emergency 2.0

The purpose of this emergency is not to protect the constitutional order but to silence the voices calling for change.

Ethiopia's state of emergency 2.0

Ethiopia

Ethiopia's decision on 'political prisoners' in context

What made the Ethiopian president announce the release of political prisoners?

Ethiopia's decision on 'political prisoners' in context