The ‘peace’ that delivered total war against Tigray

Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 26. Januar 2021 Geschrieben von ethiopia-insight.com

The Abiy-Isaias-Amhara pact was structured to result in either the complete conquest of Tigray or mutual destruction.

Peace in the troubled Horn of Africa region supposedly made a spectacular arrival on 5 June 2018 when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia agreed to implement the peace accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea as specified in the Algiers Agreement.

Two weeks later, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea formally reciprocated. Then he went further: he declared that his government’s primary goal would now be “Ethiopia’s stability,” deferring the actual demarcation on the ground to an unspecified time; a reversal of his approach for the previous 16 years.

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European Union directly accuses Eritrean troops of fighting in Tigray War

Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 17. Januar 2021 Geschrieben von eritreahub.org

Ethiopia,

“There are regional spill-over effects of the conflict, with for instance Eritrean troops being involved in the military operations in Tigray and with Ethiopian troops being withdrawn from Somalia.” Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission

Source: European Union

We need humanitarian access to Tigray as urgent first step towards peace in Ethiopia

15/01/2021 – 01:02

15/01/2021 – HR/VP Blog – For more than two months, conflict has been raging in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The situation is desperate for the local population and the conflict is unsettling dynamics both within Ethiopia and the whole region. I have passed a clear message to the Ethiopian leadership: we are ready to help, but unless there is access for humanitarian aid operators, the EU cannot disburse the planned budget support to the Ethiopian government.

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Ethiopia’s worsening crisis threatens regional, Mideast security

Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2021 Geschrieben von eritreahub.org

“Ethiopia’s fragmentation could portend displacement on a scale not seen in modern times.”

Source: Al-Monitor

Ethiopia’s worsening crisis threatens regional, Mideast security

With the Horn of Africa increasingly becoming an integral part of the Middle East’s security landscape, the fallout from Ethiopia’s current crisis will have a significant impact on states of the region.

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Massacre at Tigray’s Mariam of Zion cathedral in Aksum

Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 12. Januar 2021 Geschrieben von eritreahub.org/

Martin Plaut

On Tuesday, 15th of December, Ethiopian federal troops and Amhara militia approached the Mariam of Zion cathedral in the Tigrayan city of Aksum. It is possible that they thought that Tigrayan troops were sheltering in the church – taking advantage of the ancient right of sanctuary. According to a number of sources the church was full, with some saying that up to 1,000 people were in the building or the compound surrounding it.

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Ethiopia – What next for Abiy Ahmed?

Veröffentlicht: Freitag, 08. Januar 2021 Geschrieben von globalriskinsights.com

, January 6, 2021

The apparent culmination of the Ethiopian government’s ‘law enforcement operation’ in Tigray poses a number of new questions for the future of Africa’s second-most populous country. 

The crisis in Ethiopia, which erupted at the start of November, is the culmination of a period of rising tensions between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). 

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 42 – 31 December 2020

Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 31. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von Martin Plaut
 

Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and on the Central Mediterranean Route. It cooperates with a wide network of Universities, research organisations, civil society and experts from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and across Africa.  Key in-depth publications can be accessed on the website.

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Ethiopia-insight: With Abiy in his corner, Isaias eyes TPLF knockout

Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 05. Januar 2021 Geschrieben von www.ethiopia-insight.com

The end game may be approaching in a long and bitter rivalry

Last month there was a grand celebration in Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the rebel movement that assumed state power in 1991. But this was no regular celebration. It took place at a time when the TPLF has been ousted from the pinnacle of that power by reforms it claimed it initiated but were then snatched away.

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Abiy Ahmed’s aim to ‘Pentecostalize Ethiopian politics’

Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 31. Dezember 2020 Geschrieben von theafricareport.com

By René Lefort
Posted on Tuesday, 29 December 2020 10:52

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a member of the Mulu Wongel (Full Gospel) Believers Movement, which claims 4.5 million Ethiopian members. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is vital to any deeper understanding of the present crisis in Ethiopia, and particularly of a war between the federal government and the Tigrayan authorities, which threatens to lay waste to the country and destabilize the Horn of Africa.

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