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Ethiopia: War and optimism collide as Abiy Ahmed prepares to form a new government

Ethiopia is holding the second phase of its belated elections this week. However, the embattled Tigray region remains excluded from the polls which has already handed a majority to the ruling Prosperity Party.

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