Ethiopia won’t wait on Western approval over human rights, says Ethiopian government minister Zadig Abraha
The war in Tigray “is over” and rebuilding has begun, the Ethiopian minister for democratization tells DW’s Conflict Zone. But a humanitarian crisis is growing on the watch of the country’s Nobel-winning prime minister.
The peace deal brokered with Eritrea after their two decades-long conflict was evidence of Ethiopia’s willingness to do the same “with our brothers in Tigray,” said the country’s minister for democratization, Zadig Abraha, but rebel fighters in the region turned a “deaf ear.”
The prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, won a Nobel peace prize in 2019 for his part in the historic peace deal, but in November launched a military operation against rebel forces in the country’s north.