Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer ControlTigrai Online, July 4, 2019
TOL Comment: As the political crisis in Ethiopia deteriorates the viability of Ethiopia continuing as a country is disappearing fast. This is a fact if one analyses the objective really in the Ethiopia now. The international analysts and geopolitical experts unanimously agree since Abiy Ahmed came to power the process of disintegration of Ethiopia is becoming reality. We know those behind the fake change in Ethiopia are actively working to dismantle Ethiopia as a country in the name change. The following few paragraphs are a snippet from a long analytical article about the current situation in Ethiopia. We would like you to read the entire article.
Fractious forms of ethnonationalism are now emerging all across Ethiopia raising the perilous prospect of a Yugoslav-style breakup.
Under Abiy Ahmed, who became Ethiopia’s new leader in April 2018, Asaminew was honorably retired with full pension rights—and he was appointed by Amhara state later that year to head its administration and security bureau. The effort to release and reintegrate former rebels who had once sought to overthrow the federal government was widely hailed as a bold reform effort. But as the high-profile June 22 killings have shown, that policy has also unleashed forces that Abiy may no longer be able to control.
Tremors have already rippled through the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), the federal army, whose manpower mirrors the ethnic makeup of the country’s ruling coalition and has been increasingly involved in internal peacekeeping amid innumerable conflicts that have over the last year turned Ethiopia into the world’s largest source for internally displaced persons associated with conflict.
Fractious forms of ethno nationalism are now emerging all across Ethiopia—a country of more than 80 ethnic groups—raising the perilous prospect of a Yugoslav-style breakup. Fractious forms of ethno nationalism are now emerging all across Ethiopia—a country of more than 80 ethnic groups—raising the perilous prospect of a Yugoslav-style breakup. Mutual animosity between regional states is contributing to a national crisis, with a race to strengthen regional security forces amid rising distrust of federal forces—similar to the distrust of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav National Army by Slovenes and Croats in the early 1990s, as they built up their own territorial defense forces.
As Asaminew built up Amhara militias and Special Forces, Tigrayans did the same. A week before June 22, a Tigrayan officer, now a fugitive sought by the federal government, told me there are about 1,000 retired Tigrayan officers looking to form an association. “Our worry is about identity. We don’t want to be cheated as in the 1800s,” he said.
Please read the whole article by Foreign Policy, to see what the international community thinks about the current Ethiopian crisis Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control
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