In January 2021, the world witnessed a barrage of attacks on Ethiopia aimed at undermining the efforts of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed to preserve the sovereignty of the Ethiopian nation. This is a dangerous gambit not only for the potential harm it can trigger for the people of Ethiopia, but also for the security of the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Biased Media Attacks on Ethiopia Endangered Horn of Africa Region
BY MOHAMMED IBRAHIM SHIRE | TRT WORLD
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front has executed a series of coercive steps to provoke a conflict at the local, national and regional level to force international powers to intervene.
On November 4, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) launched coordinated attacks on the federal military’s powerful Northern Command headquarters in Mekelle, prompting the Ethiopian government to launch a counter-offensive in TPLF-led Tigray. Continue reading Why Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Won’t Turn into a Protracted Insurgency
“Calling for dialogue between the federal government and TPLF creates a precedent for other groupings within the Ethiopian federation to learn the wrong lesson: that violence pays off.”
BY HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN | FOREIGN POLICY
Most Ethiopia analysts or so-called experts on the Horn of Africa are busy these days preaching the need for an all-inclusive national dialogue. They’re also calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Continue reading Ethiopia’s Government and the TPLF Leadership Are Not Morally Equivalent
According to the Amhara regional media agency, the number of victims is close to 500.
Amnesty International can today confirm that scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra (May Cadera) town in the South West Zone of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the night of 9 November. Continue reading Amnesty Investigation Reveals Evidence of Massacre in Mai-Kadra