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Examining the West’s Misguided Approach to the Horn of Africa

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U.S. and international community’s unwavering support for and appeasement of Ethiopia being directly complicit in the mass crimes, transgressions, and reign of terror perpetrated by the Ethiopian government in the region. This misguided policy approach has largely failed to achieve its objectives and instead only served to stunt regional development and destabilize the entire Horn of Africa through contributing to unnecessary rivalry, conflict, and insecurity.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion, PhD

Last week, a 61-page human rights report about Ethiopia was released, detailing the government’s heavy-handed response to large and widespread anti-government protests and dissent over political and economic inclusion.

According to the report, “Such a Brutal Crackdown: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests“, during the widespread protests, largely arising within the Oromia region, Ethiopian security forces have resorted to excessive and unnecessary lethal force and mass arrests, engaged in the harsh, ruthless mistreatment of those in detention, and restricted access to information. Estimates suggest that over 400 protesters or others have been killed by security forces, while tens of thousands more have been arrested. Continue reading Examining the West’s Misguided Approach to the Horn of Africa