Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ethiopia: Ethnic Claims in Western Tigray

 Ethiopia Insight published on 17 November 2022 a commentary titled "Amhara Nationalist Claims over Western Tigray Are a Smokescreen for Ethnic Cleansing" by Jan Nyssen, University of Ghent.  

The author argues that as many as 723,000 Tigrayans have been forced from Western Tigray by Amhara militia, the Ethiopian National Defense Force, and Eritrean forces.  Parts of Western Tigray have been disputed for centuries by Tigrayans and Amhara.  The author sheds some historical light on the dispute.