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Who can resolve Ethiopia’s conflict?

Diplomats say there is a ‘small window of opportunity’ to negotiate peace.

International diplomatic efforts are under way to try to end the fighting in Ethiopia.

Envoys from African countries and the United States have held meetings with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigrayan leaders.

Abiy has been locked in a year-long battle with Tigrayan rebels, who have threatened to seize the capital, Addis Ababa.

A humanitarian crisis is also spiralling in the northern Tigray region, with only a fraction of aid getting in.

So who, if anyone, can mediate the crisis to prevent the country from falling into civil war?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Samuel Getachew – Independent journalist

William Davison – Senior Ethiopia analyst, International Crisis Group

Emmanuel Kwesi Aning – Director of research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre