Eritrea, Tigray and Ethiopia’s brewing civil war

Veröffentlicht: Montag, 09. November 2020 Geschrieben von Al Jazeera

Fears grow fighting between Ethiopia’s federal army and Tigray forces could draw in outside involvement.

By Elias Gebreselassie19 Oct 2020

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been locked in a bitter dispute with the political party that used to dominate the country’s politics for decades, raising questions about his ability to hold Ethiopia together through a fraught political transition.

On October 7, legislators at Ethiopia’s upper house of Parliament – known as the House of Federation (HoF) – voted to withhold budgetary subsidies to the Tigray regional state in the country’s north.

The move by the HoF, which is dominated by allies of Abiy, came two days after Tigray’s regional leaders – and Abiy’s political rivals – decided to recall their representatives at the federal level.

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Conflict in Ethiopia extends the Greater Middle East’s arc of crisis

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 08. November 2020 Geschrieben von www.thedailystar.net

Ethiopia, an African darling of the international community, is sliding towards civil war as the coronavirus pandemic hardens ethnic fault lines. The consequences of prolonged hostilities could echo across East Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Fighting between the government of Nobel Peace Prize winning Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigrayan nationalists in the north could extend an evolving arc of crisis that stretches from the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict in the Caucasus, civil wars in Syria and Libya, and mounting tension in the Eastern Mediterranean into the strategic Horn of Africa.

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Ethiopia's Abiy resists diplomatic pressure to halt offensive

Veröffentlicht: Freitag, 06. November 2020 Geschrieben von Reuters

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed showed no sign on Thursday of halting a military campaign in the Tigray region, despite international pressure to avert civil war with a powerful ethnic faction.

A humanitarian source said shelling and shooting had been heard in the region since the early hours of Thursday, and nearly two dozen soldiers had been treated at a clinic near the border with the Amhara region. The source did not say which side of the conflict the injured troops were drawn from.

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News: Amidst heightened tension between Federal, Tigray region governments Eritrea blames TPLF for impeding regional peace, stability

Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 04. November 2020 Geschrieben von addisstandard.com/
From Left: Pres. Isaias Afworki, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew, PM Abiy Ahmed, Tigray region Pres. Debretsion G/Michael. Picture: PM Office.
There was a breif moment when peace seemed to be within reach.

By Medihane Ekubamichael @Medihane 

Addis Abeba, November 01/2020 – Amidst heightened tensions between the federal and Tigray regional state governments, Eritrea released an official statement yesterday accusing TPLF of obstructing regional peace and stability.

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Why federalism or democratic decentralization in Eritrea?

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2020 Geschrieben von Fesseha Nair

A paper presented at a zoom conference among scholars and researchers on federal state structure and unitary state structure

Introduction

The aim of this paper is to clarify the essence of federalism to resolve conflicts of power- sharing in political, economic, social and cultural livelihood of the Eritrean diversity. The Eritrean National Alliance has put two on its charter, “ the principles of federalism or democratic decentralization and the fundamental rights “ of the various communities of Eritrea. But, how are these principles be put in practice are still to be studied. The Eritrean scholars and intellectuals should focus their studies on the realities of Eritrea. In Eritrea, there is an oppressed and oppressor- this has evidenced after Eritrea’s independence.

Who is the oppressor, its structure and its functions, and its supporters will be exposed to the Eritrean people.

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National Dialogue for building democracy in Eritrea

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 16. August 2020 Geschrieben von Fesha Nair
  1. 1.What is Dialogue and What are its benefits? Why is national dialogue important in transition from dictatorship to democracy?
  2. 2.How can we perform dialogue?
  3. 3.The 4 Rs

Dialogue is the platform that encourages diversity of thoughts and opinions but not suppressing them. It leads to mutual understanding of problems and opportunities and search for common understanding. In practicing dialogue, there is an agreement that one person's concepts or beliefs should not take precedence over those of others, and common agreement should not be sought at the cost of the others.

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Crafting Grand Strategy in the Eritrean Forces for democratic change

Veröffentlicht: Samstag, 10. Oktober 2020 Geschrieben von Fesseha Nair

What do we mean by grand Strategy?

In moving the Eritrean Forces for democratic change forward, the leadership requires to face three central questions:

  1. What is their present situation?
  2. Where do they want to go from here?
  3. How are they going to get there?

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State and Constitution building in Eritrea Minority Rights in state building State and Constitution building in Eritrea Minority Rights in state building

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 12. Juli 2020 Geschrieben von Fesseha Nair

How can the oppression of ethnic minorities in post-dictatorship transitions be best addressed through constitution building and state structure? Where constitution building takes place in the aftermath of conflict or after the fall of dictatorship the relationship between different ethnic minorities and dominant ethnic groups within the state are often difficult and headache for the dominant ethnic like that of our tiny Eritrea.

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