When a peace deal between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF was finally signed in South Africa on November 2, Beijing was not among the key negotiators. Photo: AFP
When a peace deal between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF was finally signed in South Africa on November 2, Beijing was not among the key negotiators. Photo: AFP

Is China ready to take a front seat to help resolve conflicts in the Horn of Africa?

  • China’s ‘back-seat’ playbook likely to prioritise infrastructure, economic partnerships over dispute resolution, experts say
  • It’s an approach that sidelines opposition players, analyst says

When a peace deal between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF was finally signed in South Africa on November 2, Beijing was not among the key negotiators. Photo: AFP
When a peace deal between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF was finally signed in South Africa on November 2, Beijing was not among the key negotiators. Photo: AFP
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