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A Spring in The Horn: Mass Protest and Transition in Sudan and Ethiopia

How Ethiopia and Sudan manage their fraught transitions and the prospects for success and reversal remain unknown.
The Horn is at strategic crossroads. There is immense hope but also great fear. How Ethiopia and Sudan manage their fraught transitions and the prospects for success and reversal remain unknown.

BY RASHID ABDI | ADDIS STANDARD

Two mass protest movements have, in quick succession, forced regime changes in Sudan and Ethiopia, two of the Horn of Africa’s quintessential “hard” states. A deep-seated disillusion with the security and developmental states drives the new “revolutionary” mood. What is less clear is where all the ferment and the popular demand for a new dispensation will lead. Continue reading A Spring in The Horn: Mass Protest and Transition in Sudan and Ethiopia

Ethiopia Arrest Abdi Illey, Former President of Somali Region

Warlord Arrested. The notorious former president of Ethiopia’s Somali Region has been taken into custody for virous crimes.

BY TESFANEWS*

The Ethiopian government today formally arrests the former president of its Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar, also known as Abdi Illey, from his residence in Addis Ababa. Continue reading Ethiopia Arrest Abdi Illey, Former President of Somali Region

Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented?

The U.S. expects worst case scenarios such as genocide, ethnic cleansing or civil war can not happen in Ethiopia. It conveniently prefer fighting the fire rather than preventing it from happening.

The question is not what will happen when (not if) present trends continue? Ethiopia will be swallowed into the black hole of failed African states, possibly disintegrated and descend into civil war and strife. The U.S. need to take action to reverse the situation, else the blood of hundreds of thousands of people will be on its hands.

BY DAWIT W GIORGIS

The simmering crisis in Ethiopia has reached a boiling point. It is extremely serious and every person who has watched Ethiopia closely knows that. It is not simply about repression and extrajudicial killings, stifling of freedom of expression, but most of all it is about ethnic politics; a minority government, representing in theory 6% of the population, that is in complete control of the state machinery including the economic political and state apparatus. Continue reading Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented?

Ethiopia Must Let Somalia Determine its Own Fate

In the face of Ethiopia’s unprovoked meddling in their internal affairs, do Somalis still have a chance to save their nation?

Somalia will not be able to assert itself and prosper until Ethiopia stops meddling in its affairs.

BY JAMAL OSMAN | TRT WORLD

Ethiopia has long been a thorn in the side of Somalia, a troublesome neighbour, and an obstacle to regional peace. In an ideal world, the two countries would be brotherly nations but in reality the opposite is the case. The energy and resources spent by these erstwhile adversaries in undermining each other — could have made both nations prosperous. Continue reading Ethiopia Must Let Somalia Determine its Own Fate

Highlights of Lt. Gen. Tsadkan’s Watershed Article on Ethiopia Political Crisis

Undertake fundamental political change! Lt. Gen. Tsadkan Gebre Tensay, former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, advising the minority TPLF-led regime to spare the country from implosion and turmoil.

By Publius Aethiopicus,

Lt. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay, former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces has written a bold article in Amharic calling for the regime to undertake fundamental political changes to spare the country from implosion and turmoil.

There is no question today that Ethiopia under the Tigray People’s Liberation Front/Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front-TPLF/EPRDF regime has come to a cross roads, in fact a dead end. Either a change of course towards a genuine constitutional democracy or a nightmarish scenario of the implosion of Ethiopia are the alternatives, as Lt. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay asserts. Continue reading Highlights of Lt. Gen. Tsadkan’s Watershed Article on Ethiopia Political Crisis

More Violence Forecast in Ethiopia’s Gambella as Death Toll Rises

Unbridled violence in Gambella exposes the country’s growing ethnic tension that experts warn is a ticking bomb of tomorrow.

By Clea Broadhurst | for Radio France International,

Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia left 14 dead this weekend, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters. Tensions have been rising these past months in Gambella, the region which has a population of 300,000 but has taken in 270,000 mainly Nuer refugees fleeing the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan.

The most recent violence was sparked by an NGO vehicle with an Ethiopian driver running over and killing two children from the Nuer ethnic group in a camp for South Sudanese refugees last Friday. Continue reading More Violence Forecast in Ethiopia’s Gambella as Death Toll Rises