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Administrator5. November 2020 at 7:58
Ethiopia seems to be drifting into a civil war.
Last year, we wrote of Abiy’s Premiership that while the original goals had appeared to be democratisation and curbing Tigray dominance, now “the challenge has become a more existential one: holding the country together and preventing further fragmentation. For the most pessimistic observers, it means averting a bloody Yugoslavia-style break-up.”
Is that where we are today? Ominously, a 6-month state of emergency has been declared for the region, and the Ethiopian army will “conduct more operations in the coming days”, says Abiy.
We will be following closely. For a deep background on the run up to the Tigray crisis, please click here.