Why did the messenger of peace get involved in the war of Ethiopia?

 "War makes people aggressive." Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has spoken out against the war after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize last year. Less than a year after that statement, Abi Ahmed started a war against the people of his country.


For more than three weeks, Abiy's forces have been fighting the ruling Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the northern part of the country, the BBC's analytical report said.



 Thousands of people have been reported dead in various media. Thousands of people have fled their homes and taken refuge on the Sudanese border to escape the war. The Abiy's government has accused the TPLF of attacking a central army base.

After Abiy Ahmed came to power in Ethiopia in 2018, the two-decade-long bloody conflict with neighboring Eritrea came to an end. As a result, Abiy received the Nobel Peace Prize just one year after coming to power.

The TPLF emerged in 1991 through the guerrilla movement. Later they got the power to run the country. But in 2016, the party lost the power of the central government to Abiy Ahmed. 

Now the only remaining base is in Tigray. Abiy, who became prime minister with widespread public support, embarked on a major overhaul of the 25-year-old TPLF regime to curb the economic downturn and corruption. The political situation in the African country began to change radically.

Nowadays Abiy in the eyes of the Nobel nominee


On November 4, after the start of the military operation in Tigray, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called for the overthrow of the TPLF. His call is being promoted as the duty of patriotism of all Ethiopian citizens.

 Central government officials are not tolerating criticism of their "law enforcement campaigns". Even the UK academics who nominated Abiy for the Nobel Peace Prize are being criticized. And the reason for this criticism is to oppose Abiy's belligerent behavior.

The teacher's name is Awol K Allo. He is a professor of law at Kelley University in England. Awol, of Ethiopian descent, said he learned from Ethiopian state media that police had accused him of tarnishing the country's image by using foreign media.

 He told the BBC: "I am not aware of any arrest warrants being issued at this time. But now it is very risky to go back to Ethiopia. There is no difference between the Abiy government and the previous government on dissent and opposition. It's worrying. "

Complaints about the war


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO), previously held key positions in the TPLF government. 

He was accused by the Ethiopian army chief of trying to procure weapons for the TPLF. However, denying the allegations, Tedros said, "I am heartbroken for the country. I urge all parties to make peace and ensure the safety of all citizens, as well as to give them access to health and humanitarian assistance. "

Is Abiy the new empreor?


Ethiopia's "ethnic federalism" has been blamed for the country's growing misery and corruption. Professor Menchelle thinks that misery has started since the TPLF came to power in 1991. "The source of our misery is ethnic federalism," he said.

 Its artisan small ethnic groups think they have their own geographical location. So if someone else wants to go and live there, they can't. Such people are expelled, killed, burned to death. '

However, Abiy's critics believe that Abiy is trying to bring back the imperial system of many years ago by overthrowing ethnic federalism. 




Faisal Robel, a researcher at the US-based Institute for Horn of African Studies and Affairs, said Abiy's goal was very similar to Ethiopia's traditional power (imperial system) structure.

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