Four years into the transition of power and the ascension of PM Abiy Ahmed and the Prosperity Party into authority, we have to evaluate now if Ethiopia is on a democratic footing to break through the barriers or if it is on the verge of collapse.
This honest assessment must be done now, as the country is under tension from within and outside. Ethiopia is in the middle of a massively destructive war in the North with TPLF forces, while Sudan, cuddled and prompted by Egypt, is threatening to go to war. Internal ethnic conflicts and atrocities are shaking the core of the citizens. Conflicts are widespread and escalating while the government forces appear unable or unwilling to contain them.
Concerned Ethiopians compiled this brief video to show collective observation related to the crisis in Ethiopia.
Source: Concerned Ethiopians
The horrific destruction of major sites in Dessie and Kombolcha show how Western news and many analysts completely missed the point.
Source: Reported by Jeff Pearce
The year 2021 has been a tense year for Ethiopia. A year Ethiopia’s existence was tested on the atrocity scale.
Internal enemies and foreign antagonists attacked Ethiopia with encouraging insurrection, disinformation, diplomatic pressure, and false media reports. Especially, international actors were meddling in advancing an outcome that would favor TPLF.
Hundreds of thousands of innocent citizens were killed, millions displaced from their homes, critical infrastructure like hospitals and schools deliberately destroyed. Citizens and the leaders reacted in unity against the attack and persevered the nation with sheer strength and support from global friends.
For that, Ethiopia deserves to be the “Country of the Year 2021”.