In Ethiopia, 2019 feels like a long time ago. That fall Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace Prize. Ethiopia is now wracked by a vicious civil war and some blame Abiy Ahmed Ali for it. This month, historian Kim Searcy traces the roots of this latest outbreak of violence to the early 20th century and the fitful experiences Ethiopia has had creating a centralized government that works for all Ethiopians.

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