Ethiopias federal army has made important gains. Thanks to the UCAV.
Ethiopia reminds me of the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire.
Too many ethnic groups, tribes along with clans all competing each other for control.
Abiy Ahmed was the only few who was willing to unite the country but the Tigrayans who ruled the country for decades dont want to give up their power easily to the Armharas, Oromos, Somalis and Afaris.
It is best to have loose knit federation, each ethnic group has their own constitution (and legal frameworks) etc for their majority area...and the federal capital territory is meeting place only for matters of joint defence and foreign policy.
There is clearly not enough cohesive trust to do traditional "top down" approach with federal structure (just look at all the promises reneged each time by the federal govt to each group). Trust needs basic promises to be kept as first thing.
People need to see what they put in is what they get out as well...and some extra on top for the compromises they perceive.
A federally cohesive country in the end relies on sufficient trust (like say in India) especially when there is no majoritarian bulk to harness ethnically or another identity of enough strength.
Then with development + wealth permeating over time, you build up trust in another manner over generations....like how EU has done slowly post WW2 and post cold war.
Too many innocent people have suffered and been massacred in not just Ethiopia, but also Somalia and Eritrea (i.e Horn of Africa)....when all should have done bottom-up approach rather than over-centralisation (creating trust attrition inevitably).
The economic costs going to this armed warfare are also suffocating the situation on top.
The problem trust is very strong stuff, but it is also very hard to build in first place.
Historical grievances run too deep i was friends at school with a few Oromos they are beefing with both Armharas and Tigarayans what I meant was eventhough my school did not have any Armharas or Tigarayans my Oromo friends did not like them especially Tigarayans. In Ethiopia itself you also have Somalis and Oromos clashing with each other.
This is due to the fact that the EFA controlled the main supply lines for the battlefront of Tigrayan forces. If the EFA dont do something stupid, they should be able to push back the rebels back to tigray region
Seems like the EFA has surrounded Tigrays units.
The tweet thread points out that UCAV has once again demonstrated how an entire battlefront can be changed.This is due to the fact that the EFA controlled the main supply lines for the battlefront of Tigrayan forces. If the EFA dont do something stupid, they should be able to push back the rebels back to tigray region