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Hugo is furious.

He’s sitting across from me, arms crossed, face scowling, exuding bad energy. Sitting next to him is Maia. She’s signing the praises of a third colleague Denise, who is up for a promotion. “She gets glowing reviews from her supervisors. She’s clearly overdue for this promotion. I’ve worked a lot with her and think she’s ready.”

Hugo does not agree. “I have a lot of reservations about Denise,” he says. “In a recent meeting she just shut me down. She’s so…aggressive. And that accent….”

“Okay…let’s not get personal, and instead focus on her work accomplishments!,” I hear myself say in a pitched tone my children would be familiar with. “Have you seen her run meetings before, and what has your impression been?,” I say, gesturing to the woman and suddenly fumbling both their names. My blood pressure begins to rise. Hugo continues to glower … Read More

Ethiopia’s PM relishes victory, but Tigrayan leader says war not over By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Debretsion Gebremichael, Tigray Regional President, attends the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia’s Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen in Mekele


ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his soldiers on Monday for victory over a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigray’s forces said they were still fighting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict.

The nearly month-long war has killed hundreds and probably thousands, sent refugees into Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, affected a peacekeeping mission in Somalia, and deepened divisions between Ethiopia’s myriad ethnic groups.

Abiy’s troops took Tigray’s capital Mekelle at the weekend and declared defeat for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a guerrilla movement-turned-political party that dominated national government for nearly three decades until 2018.

“Our constitution was attacked but it didn’t take us three years, it took us three weeks,” Abiy told parliament, comparing his offensive with

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