After Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, the Chaos Is Spreading to Ethiopia and Soon to Eritrea

After Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, the Chaos Is Spreading to Ethiopia and Soon to Eritrea

The Ethiopian National Electoral Commission has postponed the September 2020 parliamentary elections because of the Covid epidemic. The TPLF (the main Tigrayan political party) has nevertheless decided to hold the elections in its region of Tigray, thus clearly seceding from the rest of the country. The federal government obviously did not recognise these elections. The…

In Somalia, the US Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created

In Somalia, the US Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created

This July, the Biden administration picked up where Trump left off and began bombing Somalia, a country with a gross domestic product of less than $6 billion and a poverty rate of 70 percent. But why? The official reason provided by the Pentagon was that the Somali National Army needed air support in its operations to counter al-Shabaab. But the actual reason was that…

The Situation in Somalia May Trigger a New Civil War

The Situation in Somalia May Trigger a New Civil War

In the last few months the situation in Somalia has gradually been getting worse. With the country about to hold elections, increasingly violent confrontations between supporters of the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and opposition supporters, mass demonstrations and terrorist attacks by Al-Shabaab (banned in the Russian Federation), there is a risk that another civil war…

Disregarding History: Tigray and the Collapse of Evangelical Neoliberalism

Disregarding History: Tigray and the Collapse of Evangelical Neoliberalism

June 2021 Elections On June 21st Ethiopians headed to the polls. It was widely expected that the incumbent prime minister Abiy Ahmed would emerge the winner. 47 parties have participated in the general and regional elections. Abiy’s Prosperity Party leads the chart on the number of registered candidates contesting for seats at the parliament with…