Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded November 12th, 2022.
Ten days ago, delegates from both sides of the two years-long war in Ethiopia convened in South Africa and signed a truce ending hostilities. The western press is declaring it a victory for the federal government of Abiy Ahmed, but is an end to the bloodshed without a reckoning for the crimes committed really peace – or merely a sowing of dragon’s teeth for future conflict?
Finian Cunningham is a prolific journalist and two-time Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism recipient. He spent the better part of a decade living in and reporting from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and his recent article, ‘Ethiopia Peace Deal is Cover for Western Destruction of a Strong, Independent African State’ questions the underlying motives behind both the war and its recently declared cessation.
Today, an extended interview with Finian Cunningham on Ethiopia’s Civil War aftermath in the making.