Earlier this week, I noted that we should all be very careful about assigning guilt given the fog of war and disinformation that abounds in Ethiopia. However, in a shocking development, Sekuture Getachew, a high-level TPLF official, admitted on Dimsti Weyane TV show that the TPLF conducted a “preemptive strike” against the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, Northern Command. Continue reading TPLF Admits Sparking Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia→
A myth underlying Western relations with Ethiopia regards that country’s military as a reliable and stable partner in the Horn of Africa and has dominated U.S. and European policy for more than two decades. This narrative has of late been increasing in influence and impact as foreign allies have grown increasingly dependent on Ethiopia to help defeat the extremist Al Shabaab insurgency in Somalia. Ethiopian support for other African peacekeeping missions is needed from time to time as well. Yet, to quote a Feb. 2016 Stratfor analysis, Continue reading The Myth of a Stable Ethiopia under a Minority Regime→
The Eritrean government today announces that it successfully repulsed the surprise attack launched by Ethiopian TPLF troops on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday with TPLF forces sustaining a significant lose.
Residents on the Ethiopian side reported they have seen hundreds of wounded Ethiopian soldiers taken to nearby hospitals, signifying the devastated outcome of the Eritrean response to this latest Ethiopian adventure.