You have by now heard the terrible civil war happening for a year now in Ethiopia. So consequential is this war and its aftermath to the horn of Africa but the reasons for why it has started and why it is raging ferociously is not clear to those who remain away from it. My guest is Prof. Alex De Waal, Executive Director of the World peace foundation at Tufts university. He has extensively written and published several books on conflict, genocide and elite politics in the horn of Africa. His latest book is ’ New Pandemics, Old Politics: Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives’. Stay tuned and stay informed.