Will History Repeat Itself in Ethiopia?

At a superficial level the Ethiopian conflict is between a pan-Ethiopianist political centre advocating for a more unitarian state and ethno-nationalist forces fighting for a federal order. This follows a familiar fault line in modern Ethiopian politics.

For the time being the main objective is to defeat Abiy's government. The other is to liberate what they consider as Amhara-occupied territories in western Tigray, and to establish a national transitional government. But Tigray's political future remains very much in the balance, writes Tobias Hagmann for The Conversation.


Adigrat, Tigray (file image)

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