02-DEC-2020

The Ethiopian Conflict

Farid Omar is a long standing member of the Group for Research and Initiatives for the Liberation of Africa and has contributed frequently to Amandla Radio with analysis about the Horn of Africa. He was formerly a Research Fellow at York University’s Centre for International and Security Studies, and is currently a Political/Security Analyst based in Ottawa, Canada. His article Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray risks escalating out of control and threatening regional stability <https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-11-15-conflict-in-ethiopias-tigray-risks-escalating-out-of-control-and-threatening-regional-stability/in the Daily Maverick of 15 November led to this interview in which he also covers how neoliberalism has contributed to the conflict the region faces today.

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