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
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