Video Duration 25 minutes 10 seconds
From: Inside Story

Will US restrictions on Ethiopia bring an end to Tigray violence?

The US has announced travel restrictions and cut security assistance to its oldest ally in Africa.

United States President Joe Biden’s administration has imposed restrictions on Ethiopia after months of alleged atrocities by Ethiopia’s government forces in the Tigray region.

The US has announced travel restrictions and cut security assistance to its oldest ally in Africa.

The pressure is growing on President Abiy Ahmed to stop the violence.

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s reputation has been tarnished by the war against groups controlling the region.

Is there an end in sight for what rights groups are calling “ethnic cleansing”?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Samuel Getachew  – Ethiopian journalist

Goitom Gebreluel – Political analyst and researcher focusing on the Horn of Africa

William Lawrence – Former US diplomat and professor of international relations at American University