Tag Archives: Eritrea

Tigray in Ethiopia was an environmental success story – but the war is undoing decades of regreening

Henrike Schulte to Bühne, Zoological Society of London; Doug Weir, King’s College London; Jan Nyssen, Ghent University, and Teklehaymanot G. Weldemichel, Norwegian University of Science and Technology An ongoing war between the Ethiopian government and its allies against Tigray, one of its northern states, has led to one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises. We have used satellite data to …

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Following the Tigray conflict, the rocky road to peace in Ethiopia

A Tigrayan refugee places a cross made from twigs on the banks of a river marking the border between Ethiopia and Sudan where bodies frequently wash up. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images Mukesh Kapila, University of Manchester All wars end. So will the Tigray conflict. But when and how will peace come, and will it be sustained? What …

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What lies behind the war in Tigray?

Ethiopian soldiers in 2005 on a hilltop outpost overlooking the northern town of Badme, in the Tigray region. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images Asafa Jalata, University of Tennessee At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics and the contest for political hegemony. In my view, …

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