Friday, January 8, 2021

What Does Eritrean Presence in Tigray Region Mean for Ethiopia and Eritrea?

 African Arguments posted on 8 January 2021 a commentary titled "Eritrea in the Tigray War: What We Know and Why It Might Backfire" by Martin Plaut, Institute of Commonwealth Studies.  

The author presents the evidence documenting the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray Region, arguing that the Tigray conflict was meant to rid Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki of his Tigrayan enemies.  He concludes the problem for both Isaias and Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed is that the conflict might drag on for months, if not years.  The war could end up destabilizing either, or both, governments.  

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