Ethiopia is holding what some say will be its freest ever national election, and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's party is expected to win. Meanwhile, government forces in the Tigray region are murdering, raping, and displacing thousands of people that they say are secessionists.
As in Myanmar/Burma, democracy is no guarantee that minorities will be tolerated or old ethnic tensions defused. (Washington Post, New York Times, Al Jazeera)
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