International pressure is needed to bring about a ceasefire, says Paul Vallely
Protesters in central London, last month, call for the international community to take action against the Ethiopian government to stop fighting in Tigray
IT IS extraordinary how effective a news blackout can be. For the past six months, a hidden civil war has been raging inside Ethiopia. Thousands have been slaughtered. Starvation, rape, and execution have been deployed as weapons of war. A million people have been displaced from their homes. Tens of thousands are refugees in neighbouring Sudan (News, 5 February, 1 January). Some 5.2 million people are going hungry. All this out of sight of the international media.