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The Republic of Tigray? No Thanks!

To some nationalists, campaigning for an independent Republic of Tigray appears heroic.
A Pipe Dream. To some nationalists, campaigning for an independent Republic of Tigray appears heroic. But the political, economic, and socio-cultural promises provided are short-sighted, and a recipe for disaster.

BY GETACHEW GEBREKIROS TEMARE | ETHIOPIA-INSIGHT

For decades, the specter of secession has hung over Ethiopian politics. From the early 1960s, Eritrean insurgents fought for independence, until they finally achieved their goal in a 1993 referendum. At times over the past half-century, Somali, Oromo, and Tigrayan liberation fronts all also toyed with cleaving from the Ethiopian state. Continue reading The Republic of Tigray? No Thanks!