The US is Determined to Drive a Wedge Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ann Garrison Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki embraced after signing a peace agreement in 2018. The TPLF waged the war against Eritrea while it controlled the Ethiopian state. The US seems willing to accept Ethiopia’s defeat of its former puppet, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), if it can just…

Ethiopia – Tigray: Total Uncertainty After the Signing of the Agreement

Viktor Mikhin The second round of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) took place in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The talks focused on “military details” to achieve a “lasting” end to violence in Africa’s second most populous country. Delegations from both sides included military leaders and political negotiators….

Peace Agreement Pledges Transitional Justice for Ethiopia

Institute for Security Studies The landmark inclusion of the AU’s Transitional Justice Policy could prove vital to achieving lasting peace. On 2 November, the Federal Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front signed an agreement in Pretoria to end the two-year civil war in the country’s north. Besides committing to a permanent cessation…

Ethiopia Peace Talks Conclude: TPLF Agrees to Disarm

Representative of Ethiopian government, Redwan Hussien, (seated left) and representative of TPLF, Getachew Reda, (seated left) signing the agreement in Pretoria, South Africa, on November 2, 2022 The Ethiopian government and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on Wednesday reached a peace agreement in South Africa after ten days of intense talks. It was the African Union that…

Ethiopian Peace Talks Begin as TPLF Suffers Military Setbacks

Pavan Kulkarni Negotiations between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) began in South Africa on October 25, as the latter’s military defeat appears imminent. The civil war in Ethiopia started after the TPLF attacked a federal army base in November 2020 The African Union (AU)-led peace negotiations between the Ethiopian federal…

Millions Demonstrate in Support of Ethiopia Against Western Interference

Abayomi Azikiwe United States backed rebels have been forced to the African Union negotiating table in South Africa Throughout the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia millions of people joined government-endorsed demonstrations on October 22 calling for national unity and an end to the United States coordinated destabilization efforts. These events took place just two…

Ethiopia and Tigray Cannot Agree on Peace

Viktor Mikhin The Ethiopian government stated it had accepted an invitation from the African Union (AU) to hold peace talks with rebels in the Tigray region after another escalation of fighting in the nearly two-year war in the north.  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s National Security Advisor Redwan Hussein wrote on social media that the government…

Sanctioning the Horn of Africa

Ann Garrison Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia have suffered from a variety of U.S. interventions over many years. Proxy wars and unilateral coercive measures, sanctions, are the tools used to prevent these nations from finding a means of peacfully coexisting. During Donald Trump’s four years in office, he for the most part left the Horn of…

Ethiopia: TPLF Makes Peace Overtures after Facing Military Setbacks

Pavan Kulkarni TPLF forces tells stories of forced conscription. (Photo: screenshot from Ethiopian state media video via Borkena) The Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which had dismissed the African Union’s mediation before launching an attack, has now agreed to a process led by the organization. Analysts have expressed skepticism of the sincerity of the offer In…

The “International Community” Is an Unreliable Broker in the Ethiopia Conflict

Hermela AregawiTigray fighters The ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has been fueled by support from the United States. It is yet another proxy war which has brought great suffering to thousands of people. The so-called “international community” is once again proving itself to be an expert at prolonging war. Its role in the nearly two-year…

US-Backed TPLF Resumes War in Northern Ethiopia

Pavan Kulkarni In December, with the support of Amharan and Afar militias, the Ethiopian federal army, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had recaptured towns from the TPLF, forcing them to surrender. Photo: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Government Communication Service Dismissing the AU-led peace negotiations, the TPLF called for Western intervention in Ethiopia before…

The TPLF’s Latest Terrorist Offensive Intended to Punish Ethiopia

Andrew Korybko The West and Egypt want their TPLF proxies to punish Ethiopia for its rising global role as recognized by the BRICS countries and especially Russia, Prime Minister Abiy decisively avoiding war with Sudan earlier this summer, and Addis’ third filling of GERD. The TPLF unsurprisingly launched another terrorist offensive in northern Ethiopia after…