HISTORY has been marred with wars for centuries for all types of reasons, from greed and corruption to ethnic conflicts. Of the most common reasons, however, are religious wars which have shattered nations and drawn new territorial boundaries. With so much conflict, the ability of Eritrean Christians and Muslims to coexist without incident of religious tension for over 1500 years is simply exceptional.
With the spate of illnesses that afflicted the TPLF’s senior leadership and the resulting succession crises, uncertainty combined with the mounting protests, the question is no longer if we are in a post-Zenawi era but rather if we are on the very gates of a post-TPLF rule.
After eight months of staging sporadic protests in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday (19), the Ethiopian Muslim protesters stepped the ante, hitting a crescendo. As hundreds of thousands flocked to Addis Ababa Stadium to celebrate the end of Ramadan, massive protests were reported across the country.