Souleymane Bachir Diagne | University World News | September 4, 2021

A group of more than 55 African academics and intellectuals have called for peace in Ethiopia, demanding the country’s growing number of warring parties lay down arms for dialogue to reach a peaceful solution.

But they also voiced concern at the failure of politicians to listen to the analysis and advice of academic experts.

“We write this letter as concerned African intellectuals on the continent and in the diaspora. Many of us have dedicated our professional lives to understanding the causes and potential solutions to intra- and inter-African conflicts,” they said.

Why is that? And what can be done about it? These are the questions that Nikhar Gaikwad, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and Gareth Nellis, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, have sought to examine in much of their research.

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