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Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, a year into his tenure, for making peace with Eritrea but is now starving hundreds of thousands of his citizens to bring a restive region to heel.
WHY POWER ATTRACTS THE WRONG KIND OF PEOPLERACHEL KLEINFELDNOVEMBER 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, launched an attack on the restive region of Tigray in his country’s north last November, he promised it would be a swift victory for his forces.
ETHIOPIA'S TIGRAY CONFLICT DEMANDS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION. TIME IS RUNNING OUTAANU ADEOYENOVEMBER 16, 2021TIME
Curiously, the way Below Zero oscillates from long restive stretches between points of interest to short bursts of perilous activity absorbed my attention in ways many more-frenzied popular horror games don’t.
‘SUBNAUTICA: BELOW ZERO’: HOLD YOUR BREATH AND DIVE INCHRISTOPHER BYRDJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Workers had to sign a “Conditions of Employment” slip that listed “agitation” and “insubordination” as grounds for firing, and those living in the company town risked losing their home if they were seen as being too restive.
LESSONS FROM BESSEMER: WHAT AMAZON’S UNION DEFEAT MEANS FOR THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENTBY ALEC MACGILLISAPRIL 13, 2021PROPUBLICA
International border tensions have defined the restive region, which has been heavily militarized, with civil protests and terror attacks over several decades.
ANY US PRESIDENT WOULD TAKE INDIA’S SIDE OVER KASHMIRMANAVI KAPUROCTOBER 16, 2020QUARTZ
A handsome soldier on a restive bay mare came next, and behind him a huge touring car with a pompous black chauffeur.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Long grass bordered the road on either side, and Barrington's horse suddenly shied and became restive.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
Even the platform supporters grew restive unconsciously, and stirred and coughed.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Whatever court he went to (and he was often obliged to go to restive and refractory ones) he brought them into his measures.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
But sometimes, as now, she was restive under his too close scrutiny.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
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