The conflict in Ethiopia is apparently coming to a head. As several diplomats said, at least three rockets were fired from Ethiopia into the capital of Eritrea on Saturday evening. At least two of them would have hit Asmara airport. An independent review of the reports was not possible. Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a peace agreement two years ago after fighting a bloody border war (1998-2000) decades ago.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for his efforts. Abiy opened up Ethiopia economically and politically, but failed to get the ethnic unrest under control.
About a week ago these broke out again openly. Fighting broke out in the north of the country. There the government is engaged in a conflict with an ethnic group that has ruled the country for decades. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front TPLF, once the dominant political force in the country, rules the region. The leadership in Tigray announced on Tuesday that Eritrea had sent soldiers across the border to support the Abiy government. She did not provide any evidence. Eritrea denied the allegations. On Saturday, the TPLF threatened to attack targets in Eritrea.
Thousands have fled to neighboring Sudan because of the fighting. Hundreds were killed on both sides.
Those: Apa / Ag.
Accessed on November 15, 2020 at 9:00 am at https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/eritreas-hauptstadt-von-aethiopien-aus-beschossen-95657827