Tag Archives: Ethiopia Civil war

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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What next for Ethiopia and its neighbours: Somalia and Eritrea

Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in Tigray Region are pictured at Um Rakuba camp in Eastern Sudan. Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images Namhla Matshanda, University of the Western Cape From a historical standpoint, the current conflict in Ethiopia fits within an established political pattern. There have been power struggles between the centre and the border regions since the modern …

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Ethiopia’s Tigray region has seen famine before: why it could happen again

Around 25,000 Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have crossed into neighbouring Sudan. Photo by EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP via Getty Images Seppe Deckers, KU Leuven; Jan Nyssen, Ghent University, and Sil Lanckriet, Ghent University A new military conflict is sadly unfolding in the Horn of Africa. On November 4th, 2020, a military conflict erupted between the forces of the federal …

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