The Maekelawi prison had a history of torture and repression until it was officially closed on 7 April 2018. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s decision to open it to the public, was praised by human rights organisations as the next step towards political liberalisation. The timing, however, is suspect, given the recent sectarian violence and the failed coup d’état in mid-June 2019. Continue reading Challenges to Ethiopia’s Regional Ambitions→
“Ethnic tensions are the biggest problem for Ethiopia right now,” Tewodrose Tirfe, chair of the Amhara Association of America, a US-based advocacy group that played a significant role in lobbying the US government to censor the former regime. “You’ve got millions of people displaced – it’s a humanitarian crisis, and it could get out of control.” Continue reading Power Shift in Ethiopia Creates New Tensions, and Tigrayans Fears→
The Tigrayan Minority apartheid regime in Ethiopia is crumbling, falling-apart and is at the precipice of total annihilation. That is welcome news for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Eritrea.
Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) betrayed Eritrea. Betting on the fall of the Eritrean government and with the support of their western handlers, the late master-traitor-in-chief, Meles Zenawi, was on a quest to destroy Eritrea once and for all. Continue reading Eritrea Foiling Wars by Other Means→