Danger of the Resurgence of Civil war in Ethiopia


Economist reports: There has been civil war in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most-populous country, since 2020 when prime minister Abiy Ahmed went to war with the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front—an armed group who he had ousted from power in 2018. ⁠

But the conflict, which began just a year after Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, is in danger to get even bloodier.

After a brief stalemate, a humanitarian truce meant to let food and other aid be brought to the besieged region of Tigray was broken on August 24th, raising fears of a return to all-out war.

At the same time, rebellions around the western and southern edges of Ethiopia threaten to fragment the entire country.

Read more: https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/08/25/two-ethnic-revolts-rack-ethiopia-at-the-same-time

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