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Upheaval in Somali Region Tests Ethiopian PM’s Ability to Unify

Tension is still running high in Ethiopia’s Somali region after federal and regional forces engaged in clashes last week that killed at least 29 people, leading to the resignation of the regional president. A temporary successor has been named, and a semblance of normalcy has returned to Jijiga, the regional capital.  But the flare-up raises important legal and political questions about Ethiopia’s system of government, known as ethnic federalism, in which the country’s nine states...

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