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How to Stop Ethnic Nationalism From Tearing Ethiopia Apart



The 1994 Ethiopian Structure celebrated self-determination, however it laid the groundwork for at present’s violence. Devolution might provide a manner out. BY ADDISU LASHITEW/FP  | FEBRUARY 11, 2021, On Nov. 28, 2020, Ethiopia’s navy took management of Mekele, the capital of Tigray area, after a monthlong combat with the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance (TPLF). Earlier than the battle, the Tigray area beneath TPLF rule was edging towards de facto independence. After the TPLF misplaced its hegemonic place in Addis Ababa in 2015—the place it had dominated Ethiopia’s ruling coalition for many years—it relocated political and bureaucratic personnel to Mekele. When nationwide elections have been postponed because of COVID-19,

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