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Authored by Jan Nyssen, Hailemariam Meaza, Sofie Annys, Emnet Negash, Biadgilgn Demissie, Zbelo Tesfamariam, Tesfaalem Ghebreyohannes

The people of Tigray owe their survival to no-one but themselves. This remarkable report is by a multi-author team from the universities of Mekelle and Ghent. It focuses on the small village of Debba Selama and tells this story. […]

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By Eliab Tsegaye

A few weeks ago, the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EOTC) was on the brink of fracture when three archbishops declared the establishment of a breakaway synod in Oromia and presided over the appointment of 26 bishops. The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was clearly involved in this […]

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Alex de Waal

“Re-introducing the Political Marketplace to Ethiopia” is available in both English and Amharic (see below).

Re-introducing the Political Marketplace to Ethiopia

I first began developing the concept of a ‘political marketplace’ fifteen years ago. I argued that the dominant concepts of statebuilding—the international project of creating governmental […]

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Mulugeta Gebrehiwot and Alex de Waal

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Tigray sued for peace to save Tigrayans from starvation. More humanitarian aid is now arriving and services are being restored in many areas. These are just the first steps.

In a memo circulated […]

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Aditya Sarkar & Alex de Waal

Ethiopia and Sudan share a common border, the Blue Nile, and political and economic challenges ranging from separatism to chronic food insecurity. Both states nearly collapsed at the cusp of the 1990s. Yet they are rarely compared in academic or policy literature — despite a thought-provoking contrast in their […]

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On November 4th, 2020, the Ethiopian government and its allies launched a full-blown offensive, which marked a key event in unleashing of genocide on Tigray. These allies include armies from the neighboring states of Eritrea, regional forces, and militias from across Ethiopia, primarily the neighboring Amhara region, and have been bolstered by weaponry obtained from […]

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