Keeping Ethiopia's Transition On the Rails

Ethiopia's political opening under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has not only won well-deserved accolades but also dangerous centrifugal forces, among them ethnic strife. With international partners' diplomatic and financial support, the government should proceed more cautiously - and consultatively - with reforms that could exacerbate tensions, writes the International Crisis Group.

First-time voter Mehret Beyeyne registers for a referendum which is to determine if her ethnic group, the Sidamas, will have their own semi-autonomous state in Ethiopia.

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