30 Apr 2021

Ethiopia: Fears upcoming election could fuel ethnic conflict

Africa Correspondent

The Ethiopian government’s six-month-long military offensive against the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front continues to intensify.

In the UK, a parliamentary committee on Friday said our failure to act in the crisis would be “devastating” to the claim Britain can lead the world by combining diplomacy and development.

Most of the international focus has been on the situation in Tigray in the north of Ethiopia, but a growing number of deadly attacks have been under-reported elsewhere, including Gura Ferda in the country’s southwest.

There, different ethnic groups compete for land and resources, with deadly consequences.

Field Producer: Amir Aman Kiyaro
Cameraman: Elias Tefaye.