Peace waves in East Africa

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Peace waves in East Africa

Abiy Ahmed, the new prime minister of Ethiopia with a PhD in conflict resolution, certainly believes so. In the six months since he took office as Africa’s youngest leader, Dr. Abiy has not only transformed the often-violent ethnic tensions of his own country with an approach he calls “love can win hearts,” he has also become a whirlwind diplomat in East Africa with an olive-branch touch. “There is a wind of hope blowing in the Horn of Africa,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in September.

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