Somalilandsun: The Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray region are officially at war. How much worse is the war? Where will the war take Ethiopia? The discussion was attended by three experts who are closely monitoring the issue.
The Ethiopia Federal Government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and the Tigray Regional State, led by Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, have been embroiled in a standoff over the alleged attack on the Ethiopian Defense Forces base in Mekele on the night of October 30, 2013. The Tigray State announced that the federal government had carried out a fighter jet strike in the Mekelle town on October 30, 2013. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed this in a statement the next day. He said the aim was to “weaken the enemy’s ability to use the weapons, missiles and rockets it has bought to defend the country from the resources of the Ethiopian people.”
“Members of the armed forces and their weapons in the main areas of Badme Front, Tsorena and Zalanbessa have been completely disarmed,” he said.
Tigray State Chief of Staff, Debretsion Gebremichael, said in a statement that the Ethiopian government had handed over its weapons to the regional government.
The conflict also erupted in the border areas of Amhara and Tigray. Where will this war take Ethiopia? This discussion focused on the current crisis in Ethiopia. The discussion took place on Thursday, October 26, 2013.
Mohammed Girma, who teaches at Rohamton University in the United Kingdom; Mulu Beyene, a PhD student at Bergen University in Norway, and Moges Zewdu, who is pursuing a diploma in Vienna, participated in the discussion.
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By: Eshete Bekele