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Abi Ahmed pardoned political prisoners and called for a “national dialogue,” but airstrikes continue to kill civilians.
The Ethiopian government appears to be offering an olive branch to end more than a year of conflict in the northern region of Tigray.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released several prominent political prisoners, including leaders of the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front.
My father says this will pave the way for a national dialogue for lasting peace.
But some government critics called it a propaganda ploy, especially after a government air attack killed at least 56 internally displaced people near the Eritrean border.
So, how true is my father’s offer of a peaceful solution?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
First Elevation – Senior Lecturer in Law, Keele University
Kjetil Tronvoll – Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Oslo New University
Adam Casey Abebe is Program Officer, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Al Jazeera contacted the Ethiopian government about this program but did not get a timely response.