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TPLF shocks Ethiopian gov. with decisive military win. UNSC calls for ceasefire

TPLF shocks Ethiopian gov. with decisive military win. UNSC calls for ceasefire
The Duran: Episode 1028

Ethiopia on the brink of collapse as the Tigray conflict reaches a boiling point
The country’s erratic prime minister continues to fan the flames.

Ethiopia on the brink of collapse as the Tigray conflict reaches a boiling point – Responsible Statecraft

After eight months of failing to treat the war, atrocities, and famine in the Tigray region of Ethiopia with the seriousness that they deserve, the United Nations Security Council is finally meeting on the crisis as early as this week. What has occasioned this is the military triumph of the Tigray Defense Force over the Ethiopian army.

Ethiopia PM defends handling of Tigray conflict after rebel gains

Ethiopia PM defends handling of Tigray conflict after rebel gains

Abiy Ahmed says he wants a period of silence in Tigray after TPLF seized control of the regional capital, Mekelle.

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David Nicholas
David Nicholas
July 7, 2021
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Hi Guys, I think you are missing the major element in your analysis and that is how the Tigre fighters were armed and why now did they choose to rise up at this time? My answer is water. It is always water and when Tigre as a province which borders South Sudan on the Blue Nile river and the new Great Renaissance dam on the border of Ethiopia and South Sudan has started to fill and will take approximately three years to fill it up and will greatly effect the water flow to downstream users such as Sudan and Egypt,… Read more »

Kinfegabriel
Kinfegabriel
July 8, 2021

hello Alexander, I have a lot of respect for your work and analysis but in this case I cannot remain silent because your analysis is much too external, non Ethiopian, one-sided and pro TPLF. The minute you only post articles by De Waal and Aljazeera on the subject, your analysis becomes unbalanced and looses a lot of credibility, De Waal being a notorious TPLF spokesperson in the West. Facts on the ground indicate that: -the Ethiopian army, realising that it was not wanted in many parts of Tigray started withdrawing troops and equipments more than a month ago, thereby creating… Read more »

Carol
Carol
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July 9, 2021

I don’t know anything about Ethiopia but will now investigate. I tend to want to know if the “leaders” and left or right ie left representing the poor/ordinary people and right representing the rich/elites.

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