The descent into genocide in Ethiopia’s Tigray state has besmirched a Nobel peace prize laureate’s reputation — and bedevilled his plans to achieve a workable democracy in a country with deep ethnic cleavages.

Ever since armed units loyal to the Tigrayans launched their assault on government army bases on November 3, the northernmost province has been awash with blood — and irony...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now