At the beginning of his term in office, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was hailed by the international community. However, he has been ... subjected to strong diplomatic pressure since the beginning of the conflict in Tigray. The US was the first country to impose sanctions on Ethiopia. Will others follow suit?
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed may have hoped that the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire on Monday 28 June in Tigray would stop the crisis in ... northern Ethiopia spiralling out of his control. Instead, it raises tough questions about the authority of his government amid growing dissension in the regions.
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The Eritrean state was born out of a 30-year liberation war. Its current military adventure in Tigray may lead to its collapse. What is Eritrea’s ... objective in the war? And, how will it impact the one-man rule of President Isaias Afwerki?
With an expected result favouring Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a parliamentary vote boycotted by leading opposition parties, including the Oromo ... Federalist Congress, there are complaints about how open and fair the elections were in Africa’s second-most populous country. But the vote still represents somewhat of an opening compared to the political repression under the former Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front alliance government.
After meeting in the Qatari capital with foreign ministers from the 22 Arab League member states, a statement was issued on Tuesday 15 July in ... support of Egypt and Sudan regarding the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This puts Somalia in a difficult position: it is member of the League, but it has also created a new military alliance with Ethiopia. Can Mogadishu wriggle its way out of this ‘water war’?
The terrorism of the Oromo Liberation Army is not advancing Oromo interests. Nonviolence succeeds more often than violence in securing political ... power. Its adherents are sometimes killed and hurt. But the number of casualties is less than those in war, and the political gains from nonviolence tend to be more durable.