Eritrea plunges back into Ethiopia’s Tigray war

By The Africa Report
Posted on Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:51

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed arrive for an inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa
Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed arrive for an inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Eritrea has renewed its involvement in Ethiopia’s Tigray war, sending divisions across its southern border this week in what appears to be a major new offensive. Military and diplomatic sources tell The Africa Report that Eritrean forces are moving into strategic positions. This Eritrean ground offensive represents a serious escalation of the conflict.