VIDEO: Ethnic conflicts and the case of Ethiopia
Ethnic conflicts and the case of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is exposed to the possibility of disintegration due to the escalation of ethnic conflicts that have increased in frequency in the last two years, against the background of a political conflict that takes an ethnic character, which appeared to the public after the arrival of the Urmo (34.49% of the population) to power under the leadership of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Ahmed's regime finds resistance from the Tigrayan nationality, which represents 6% of the population living in central and northern Ethiopia, in addition to the fact that the Amhara (historical rulers of the country) strongly opposes Ahmed as well, which makes the situation in Ethiopia a cause for concern and shows some signs of Balkanization and the continuing outbreak of ethnic conflicts that are being transmitted from one part of Ethiopia to another.
William Davison, senior analyst for Ethiopian affairs at the International Crisis Group, said in an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed: "I do not agree that Ethiopia is on the verge of collapse, but political differences do include the possibility of a serious conflict." He continued, "It is also logical to note the comparison between the disintegration of other multi-national federations, such as Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, which were controlled by powerful political parties."