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Amid war and instability, why the Ethiopian election matters

Supporters of Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice opposition party rally at Maskel Square in Addis Ababa, on June 16, 2021. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images Yohannes Gedamu, Georgia Gwinnett College After two postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic and later for logistical challenges, millions of Ethiopians go to the polls on Monday. Held in the midst of historic …

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Ethiopia’s election: the stakes are high amid fear, mistrust and violence

Workers mount a billboard of Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on the eve of his campaign visit in Jimma. Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images Mohammed Girma, University of Roehampton Barely three years ago, little-known Abiy Ahmed burst onto the Ethiopian political scene at the height of another tumultuous period in the country’s history. He quickly won national admiration …

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