September 28, 2021
General News

Politicians urged to heed academics and end Tigray war


A group of more than 55 African academics and intellectuals have called for peace in Ethiopia, demanding the country’s growing number of warring parties lay down arms for dialogue to reach a peaceful solution.

But they also voiced concern at the failure of politicians to listen to the analysis and advice of academic experts.

“We write this letter as concerned African intellectuals on the continent and in the diaspora. Many of us have dedicated our professional lives to understanding the causes and potential solutions to intra- and inter-African conflicts,” they said.

“We are appalled and dismayed by the steadily deteriorating situation in Ethiopia – so tragically illustrative of the continued lack of uptake of the abundant commentary produced by African intellectuals on how to resolve African conflicts.”

The open letter, published on 26 August, was signed…

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