Is Ethiopia Moving Towards Peace?

Nation Nyoka Uncertainty persists as the strife-torn East African country stumbles towards a fragile accord between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in the north and the federal government. Ethiopians are hopeful that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s moves to reconcile the war-torn country will bring about peace. But many feel uncertain about his post-conflict stance,…

The Deadly, Destructive Costs of Ethiopia’s Illusory Independence

Mark P. Fancher Map of European Presence in the Horn of Africa The mythology of Ethiopian independence is an impediment to understanding the current situation. Ethiopia did not escape European intervention, and that history impacts the present day. As the world prayed for peace during the Christmas season, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front proposed a…

Neocolonialism Haunts the Horn of Africa

M.K. Bhadrakumar Ethiopian troops vanquish US-backed Tigray rebels (File photo) Chinese foreign ministers have traditionally marked the new year by visiting the African continent. Wang Yi’s 2022 African tour begins with Eritrea against the backdrop of the US strategy in the Horn of Africa to gain control of the strategically vital Red Sea that connects Indian Ocean…

US-Backed TPLF Seeks Protection from UN after Military Defeat

Pavan Kulkarni With the support of Amharan and Afar militias, the Ethiopian federal army, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recaptured towns from the TPLF, forcing them to surrender. Photo: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Government Communication Service With federal government forces cornering the TPLF back into Tigray state, the TPLF has called for peace…

TPLF Announces Retreat. What Lies Ahead for Ethiopia?

Elias Amare, editor of Horn of Africa TV, explains the situation in Ethiopia in light of the declaration by the TPLF that they are withdrawing to Tigray. He analyzes the situation over the past few months that led to this moment. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front has announced that it will withdraw its forces to…

Ethiopans March Against TPLF and US Intervention in Their Country

Thousands of Tigrayans residing in Addis Ababa held a rally in support of the federal government and against the US-backed Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Demonstrators raised the slogan, “Tigrayans and the TPLF are not the same” and called on the Ethiopian gov’t to liberate Tigray from the TPLF. Globally, resistance to US intervention is…