Abiy ensnared by his Amhara allies
Whether the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) will take part in upcoming talks is a divisive question in the prime minister's camp.
The Oromo Liberation Army, which is at war with the federal government, has recently thrown in its lot with Tigrayan forces, putting an end to almost three decades of conflict with them.
Several senior officials of the Somali Regional State (SRS) administration recently defected from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party (PP).
Ethiopia's former ambassador to the US and the EU orchestrated the early November creation of an enlarged rebel coalition. Based in Washington, Berhane has the support of international networks forged over his 45-year career.
The Afar Revolutionary Democratic United Front, one of the movements that joined the TPLF last week in its fight against the government of Abiy Ahmed, was long a bitter enemy of the Tigrayans.
On 15 January, the press officer at the prime minister's office, Billene Aster Seyoum, issued a statement announcing that the [...]
Since early November, no fewer than 64 senior executives at the military industrial complex controlled by the TPLF (Tigray People's Liberation Front) have been arrested on suspicion of corruption and human rights abuses. The Indian Ocean Newsletter has the inside [.