In a year that should have celebrated the AU’s silencing of the guns in Africa, it’s no small irony that war has broken out in Ethiopia — home to the continental body’s headquarters.

Almost two weeks ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced he had launched air strikes on November 3 to destroy stores of missiles and heavy weapons around Mekelle, the capital of the country’s northern Tigray region...

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