Ethiopia, led by a Nobel peace winner, is looking down the barrel of civil war | Yohannes Woldemariam
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is struggling to hold a fragmented country together, as the government does battle with former coalition membersThe humanitarian tragedy is already stretching across borders: 27,000 Ethiopians have crossed the frontier into Sudan in two weeks, the largest influx in 20 years.Ethiopia’s Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party from the northern Tigray region that is battling the central government, has admitted to firing rockets at Asmara, the capital of neighbouring Eritrea. What we’re seeing in Ethiopia might be the last gasps of an empire – akin to the dissolution of the former Soviet Union – for some 115 million people. So, how did we get here? Continue reading...
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The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has stepped up the arrests of journalists since going...The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has stepped up the arrests of journalists since going to war in the country’s northern region of Tigray.