Ethiopians are planting millions of tree seedlings
Ethiopians are planting millions of tree seedlings   –   Copyright  Canva
By Mesfin Tegenu

Mesfin Tegenu is the Executive Chairman of the American Ethiopian Public Affairs Committee (AEPAC). Here he gives us his take on Ethiopia’s innovative approach to tackling climate change and explains how it’s related to the crisis in Tigray.

Last month Ethiopians headed to the polls in the country’s freest election ever. It was the first time since 2005 that multiple parties had taken part and the first time ever that opposition leaders were allowed to engage in TV debates.

The conflict in Tigray, of course, cast a dark shadow over events, but as the Africa Union Observer Mission concluded: “there was nothing, in the Mission’s estimation, that distracted from the credible conduct of the elections.”

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