Why Ethiopia is in a civil war

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Vox

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The country’s leader won the Nobel Peace Prize. Then he went to war.

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In 2019, after ending Ethiopia’s decades-long war with its neighbor, Eritrea, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed like a new beginning for Ethiopia. After decades of dictatorships and oppressive regimes, he appeared to finally be putting the country on a new path.

But less than a year later, Abiy had already launched a military attack - on Tigray, a regional state in his own country. When Abiy became prime minister in 2018, he had largely supplanted Tigray’s main political party, the TPLF, as the country’s center of power. Since then, tensions between Abiy and the TPLF had escalated quickly. The political rivalry led to a dispute over an election, which led to an alleged attack on a military base - and finally to Abiy’s deployment of the military.

Abiy promised to bring peace to Ethiopia; now he’s presiding over a war that exploded from dispute to devastation in a matter of weeks, and has no obvious end in sight. Much of Tigray’s territory has been captured by local armies and militias. Thousands have died or fled their homes. And many Ethiopians are left wondering how Abiy, a leader who promised a break with the past, brought them here instead.

Note: The headline on this video has been updated.
Previous headline: Why Ethiopia is invading itself

Sources and further reading:

Jen Kirby, Vox: www.vox.com/22370629/ethiopia...

International Crisis Group: www.crisisgroup.org/africa/ho...

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: www.acaps.org/sites/acaps/fil...

Physical Geography Research Group: www.researchgate.net/lab/Phys...

Human Rights Watch: www.hrw.org/news/2021/02/11/e...

UNHCR: data2.unhcr.org/en/working-gr...

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Vox
Vox 2 महीने पहले
“Dying by blood or by hunger.” Read more about Tigray's humanitarian and political crisis on on Vox: bit.ly/3g5fNuA
M Z
M Z 24 दिन पहले
Totally disappointing and not thorough journalism; you need to state the facts and double down on what happened in the last 28 years prior to Abiey! You also need to state the genesis of what took place 9 months ago and what has led to the situation current day. Stop spreading lies! This is how ripples of problems are spread.
Kidus Girum
Kidus Girum महीने पहले
Lies and misinformed reporting from vox as usual.
Nigussie Haileyesus Geremamo
Nigussie Haileyesus Geremamo महीने पहले
How much they paid to you? This Lie's my God 😂
mola boya
mola boya महीने पहले
The one things I found right is the name of the places!leave the rest to us : vox is a sound it doesn't stand for truth just sound
Curtis Carpenter
Curtis Carpenter महीने पहले
Do a video box VOX on the economic strides ethopia is making way up the pros and cons this nation depends upon for its future.🥠
Kirubel Angel
Kirubel Angel 8 घंटे पहले
We are not on a civil war we are in war with a terrorist group called Tplf based on House of peoples representatives of Ethiopia. Tplf is the cancer of Ethiopia and all Ethiopians will not rest until we removed them. And we love our tigriayan brothers and sisters.
Phinehas Betremussie
Phinehas Betremussie 23 घंटे पहले
I don’t believe this video has all of the information. If he tried to include the TPLF with the rest of Ethiopia and it’s agendas to move past ethic based racism and conflict and the new Prosperity Party, how is he NOT including all of the people of Ethiopia? I don’t really get it.
Tsehaye Lobe
Tsehaye Lobe दिन पहले
Lie
Beki Demeke
Beki Demeke दिन पहले
I don’t believe VOX was unable to make an accurate video on this subject. I don’t believe it was lack of resources or misinformation. I believe VOX chose to side with the powerful entities that get to tell the story of any event in our world, as beneficial to themselves as possible.
محمد قاسم
محمد قاسم 17 घंटे पहले
I’m m from Ethiopia and this is happening
محمد قاسم
محمد قاسم 17 घंटे पहले
and ? Just because they shoe something you don’t like doesn’t mean it’s misinformation
Nahom Kassahun
Nahom Kassahun दिन पहले
As an Ethiopian, I deeply tell u that 90% of this so-called "Explanation" is false. Abiy is a very good leader and Mengistu has his pros and cons but united Ethiopia against all fronts!
The Pursuit of Wisdom
The Pursuit of Wisdom दिन पहले
you have to read ..read ....read "except the Amhara other been treated as second class citizens" read first the country's history ... read....read...read....read...read
Smile Ethiopia ኢትዮ-ፈገግታ
Smile Ethiopia ኢትዮ-ፈገግታ दिन पहले
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Daniel Mogess
Daniel Mogess 2 दिन पहले
Ethiopian is not on civil war take your home work first don"just like some sort of expert show us this
raysubsonic
raysubsonic 2 दिन पहले
Why is this video narrated and scripted by children?
Kurt Lo
Kurt Lo 2 दिन पहले
The video makes it clear that the TPLF aren't the good guys in the story either. But that doesn't suddenly make it less abhorrent what is happening to the civilians living in Tigray.
Marc de Vries
Marc de Vries 2 दिन पहले
Nobel Price is a f'king joke
Kidus Imran
Kidus Imran 3 दिन पहले
Viva Ethiopia viva dr abye ahemede
hana mulugeta
hana mulugeta 3 दिन पहले
Hi karen the reason why we were never colonized is the same reason why we have clarity on how every word you utter in this video is a colonial leftover divisive agenda. Respectfully, you don’t control the narrative in Ethiopia!
balwcha blwchen
balwcha blwchen 3 दिन पहले
5:17 "one of the Ethiopians historically oppressed groups" , this means the Oromo , largest ethnic group in ethiopia and horn of Africa......
Talia Magdy
Talia Magdy 5 दिन पहले
As an African who is very intimate with this current crisis, I find myself questioning Vox's overall credibility. Such a shoddy job researching and relaying information. Do better!
Mohammed Aman
Mohammed Aman 5 दिन पहले
How about the 2005/1997 election and the outcome??
Claire Indigo
Claire Indigo 5 दिन पहले
Wait am I supposed to believe Abiy’s the bad guy?? Cuz the ones to blame from this video is the TPLF. They started a war without thinking of the consequences on their people out of ego.
Aman Bereket
Aman Bereket 4 दिन पहले
You are not wrong. That is the reality. They blame the better guys and make the bad guys look good guys
Abrhaley Mesfin
Abrhaley Mesfin 5 दिन पहले
He is deserved to take the war prize not the peace prize
Mohamud Abdi
Mohamud Abdi 5 दिन पहले
Ethiopian Prime minster did not start war. this video is clear misinformation and disinformation. Terrorist tplf attacked federal army base in Tigray and looted. Every country would react when terrorist group attack its army. Get your facts straight. you are lying. shame on you!!
Kelse Kelse
Kelse Kelse 5 दिन पहले
i am disgusted by this explanation
Ingagi
Ingagi 6 दिन पहले
Not one of your best works Vox...
WANDIMAGEGNE MESFIN
WANDIMAGEGNE MESFIN 7 दिन पहले
Vox you loss my respect I didn’t except this type of misinformation from you!! Ethiopia 🇪🇹 is a sovereign country and not colonial by anyone so you will see the results at the end.
BIG MAHIR
BIG MAHIR 7 दिन पहले
Take your Nobel Prize and stop talking about our beloved president
Allan Mulengani
Allan Mulengani 8 दिन पहले
Your statement is contradictory you start by saying he invited TDF then you end by saying the plan doesn't include everyone
K B
K B 8 दिन पहले
A devilish lie is one that combines truth with false and presents it in a sympathetic way, no country can pass an attack on national defense force, even if it is from inside, you know this but do not want to mention, and you are speculating a false narrative saying amhara led all other ethinic groups, all you want is to weaken us through division like you did in Libya, Syria, Yemen ETC and it is well known by all citizens in our region
Sky Line
Sky Line 9 दिन पहले
👉👉👉We are not in civil war. We are cleansing the TRADER TPLF who massacred thousands innocent peoples and who attacked our MILITARY BASE!!! We all 🇪🇹 stand with our HERO ABIY AHMOAD !!💪💪💪
yared shenkoru
yared shenkoru 9 दिन पहले
under cover set up to invade Ethiopia with UN and humanitarian aid-all bla bla bla since when white concerns and cares for black people?
Jann Guerrero
Jann Guerrero 10 दिन पहले
Imagine if the South secedes again, though.
Haileamlak Peter
Haileamlak Peter 10 दिन पहले
Abiys unification plan included everyone, but just not good for the TPLF corrupt officials.
Adam Hefezo
Adam Hefezo 10 दिन पहले
TPLF contraduct the peace with Eretria
Yideneku Dadi
Yideneku Dadi 11 दिन पहले
This report lacks many many information about the reality on the ground. Please Stop talking about Ethiopia. Abiy is the leader chosen by people from the beginning, please work with him.
just another account
just another account 11 दिन पहले
For the love of god, leave "Democratic" out of a countries name.. it never ends well
Pirate Silver
Pirate Silver 11 दिन पहले
This is at best a vague description. At worst (and probably more accurately) just outright misinformation. No mention of even the potential for foreign (outside and inside africa) actors or any other big identities or their motives. I mean how did the rebel groups get their funding and what was the price? Guns dont grow on trees you know.
Giovanni Rafael
Giovanni Rafael 11 दिन पहले
This video will go into the "doesn't have a good or clear conclusion" list.
08996688
08996688 12 दिन पहले
Go to 2:45 and look at the map of Tigray, that’s the original map. After ruling Ethiopia for 30 years, it has butchered hundreds of thousands of Amharas and stole their land. That’s the beef with Amhara!
08996688
08996688 12 दिन पहले
It’s a law enforcement operation, not a civil war. Westerners think they know so much about the world, NO!!! It’s not a civil war and you have no clue what’s going on. Stop pretending like you have a clue.
Pirate Silver
Pirate Silver 11 दिन पहले
I dont know this to be a fact. But considering the Africa's history on the geopolitical chessboard this is most likely the case.
Zufan Haftu
Zufan Haftu 12 दिन पहले
May Allah help my people, "Tigray"
asfaw negash
asfaw negash 12 दिन पहले
we Ethiopian we don't need tigray people
Love4 Ethiopia
Love4 Ethiopia 13 दिन पहले
You are reporting wrong information. TPLF is the starter of the war. They ambushed the Ethiopian National Defense Forces who are located in Tigray at night.
ezrsarze
ezrsarze 15 दिन पहले
i see that they changed it from "Ethiopia is invading itself" to "civil war"
አለም ከንቱ
አለም ከንቱ 16 दिन पहले
You present Ethiopia like some colonized state... Our history is easily 3000 years ... You made it like we are only 100 years old.... It's amazing how crafty you are... Please present all sides and facts... This is why the world distrusts medias ...
አለም ከንቱ
አለም ከንቱ 16 दिन पहले
I watched it again wow so much lie and so sided it's unbelievable.. you are a master of lies.... You know who else is father of lies.... The DEVIL!!!
Martin Mthethwa
Martin Mthethwa 16 दिन पहले
It's no myth that conducting elections during a pandemic would yield an increase in covid cases as we saw in india, so how all of a sudden vox is siding with the one group that it trying to bring in unrest and a portray a prime minister that has taken all approaches to making peace as the bad guy (all other regions are getting along except for Tigray). What is he to do? hold elections in a pandemic so Vox can make another video of how he failed or should he let Tigray administration run wild in Ethiopia
Sileshi Tesfaye
Sileshi Tesfaye 16 दिन पहले
If you were an Ethiopian prim minster Abiy,what you do? It is must to prevent the country unity.peace prise nobile never equal to saving the country unity.
Allan Mulengani
Allan Mulengani 17 दिन पहले
Tigray administration is a disgrace and your news agency is supporting them
Tedla B
Tedla B 17 दिन पहले
Very constrictive reporting which doesn't explain why the country is polarized and in crisis. The new prime minister's actions are not the cause of the crisis. It is all because of the former leader's, TPLF, master plan that was designed to keep their ethnic group in power and expand their acquisitions of land from other groups to increase their regional surface area.
Loudness Junior
Loudness Junior 18 दिन पहले
Well obama killed millions of innocent people and still getting nobel peace awards
Anubrata Bit
Anubrata Bit 18 दिन पहले
India is also multicultural nation but has seen conflicts between the Hindus(73%), Muslims(25%) & Christians(~1%). Ethiopia hasn't seen conflicts between Christians(43%) & Muslims(33%), yet is failing to keep the various cultures united. What a paradox !
Sammy Aden
Sammy Aden 2 दिन पहले
In India it religion that dominant people lives In Ethiopia it ethnicity that dominant people lives Meaning even if you're Muslim but from a different ethnic group you're probably have war
Mind Your Business
Mind Your Business 18 दिन पहले
Tigray terrorist separated the country in Ethnical based federalism and that's the main cause of the conflict.
Pro Tengu
Pro Tengu 18 दिन पहले
vox you make the world a worse place to live
Samuel Tsigea
Samuel Tsigea 18 दिन पहले
He's going to get the second Noble too what's your problem you talking trash about somebody else doing good you are standing for the killing people's tplf
Samuel Tsigea
Samuel Tsigea 18 दिन पहले
You're a b**** when you wrote about this
Samuel Tsigea
Samuel Tsigea 18 दिन पहले
Tell f****** the truth he's honest he's a good person for all African countries bet Ahmed
ICE FLAME
ICE FLAME 19 दिन पहले
The funny thing is that everyone who watches Vox think that they are 100% accurate in their videos and say nothing but facts lol
kapambwe kapambwe
kapambwe kapambwe 20 दिन पहले
Previous title: Why Ethiopia is invading itself New title: Why Ethiopia is in a civil war Vox got a new copywriter ?
Fethawinet Lehulachen
Fethawinet Lehulachen 20 दिन पहले
Correction- prosperity party is not new party. It is the same corrupt EPRDF part minus TPLF with new name. Also all EPRDF where Abiye was a part was corrupted, not only TPLF. The peace deal with Eritrea was simply a tactical move by Abiy to conspire war against his own people in Tigray.
Avistar
Avistar 20 दिन पहले
This is why no human can be trusted with absolute power. Even Gandhi used to be like Jesus 2000 years ago, but in Civ 5, er I mean 2100 AD, he named himself Nuclear Gandhi and went mad with nukes. A nuke for a nuke makes the world glow, he says.
bigelowtech
bigelowtech 20 दिन पहले
The Nobel committee has given this prize to so many terrible people... Sometimes without any reason. Obama, Ahmed, Kissinger... They should have the power to revoke this prize.
Mussy
Mussy 20 दिन पहले
Ethiopia should only consist of the Amhara region all others should be able to create their own state or join other countries.
tofic shemsu
tofic shemsu 20 दिन पहले
shamefull and one sided
CodingMutant
CodingMutant 20 दिन पहले
i am Ethiopian. Abiy didnt start the war, he was forced to go to war because tplf attacked and murdered many Ethiopian solders who where located in Tigray... tplf even committed genocide in Tigray more than 600 lost their life you forgot about that...The war is to stop the Genocide not to be a dictator...right now he has stopped the war since tplf will never be the same page with Ethiopia's grate future... he is our only hop for future Ethiopia.... Abiy's hand was twisted you didnt get your facts right before you make this video...what a shame.
Game News Intel
Game News Intel 20 दिन पहले
Gents just make about trump being the US' president 🤣🤣.
Mikinaz AR
Mikinaz AR 21 दिन पहले
it is clear that u have no idea what is Ethiopia means
FOR Vpbof-20
FOR Vpbof-20 21 दिन पहले
Unrequited love.
Sarah
Sarah 22 दिन पहले
How to become a tyrant - new netflix docu-series that essentially covers the playbook the ethiopian govt seems to be using, except the ethio govt is also using mass r**e and gang r**e as a weapon too, and starvation - truly horrific
E Said
E Said 22 दिन पहले
He knows how to bring peace and when needed how to kick,........ well. Such a voxed up report.
Jesus Saves
Jesus Saves 23 दिन पहले
Vox: how dare you? I’ve been watching Vox for years. Now I doubt Vox credibility.
Muhammad Waqar
Muhammad Waqar 23 दिन पहले
great video; please make a video on sudan conflict
ab sew
ab sew 23 दिन पहले
It is just one side of the coin, you have to look at the other side of the cent,which is journalism's abc
Sisay Abera
Sisay Abera 23 दिन पहले
You don't really know what you talking about
Breez
Breez 24 दिन पहले
TPLF is funded by certain group of westerners…hidden society who is controlling the world right now…these war is between the west and Ethiopia..that’s way the whole world is trying to make Abiy Ahmed the bad guy..They failed in the past and will never win Ethiopia 💪🏽
jone grow
jone grow 24 दिन पहले
The most uninformed and incompetent documentary
Eyosyas Ayalew
Eyosyas Ayalew 24 दिन पहले
I feel like you've missed the big picture here.
Dave Otuwa
Dave Otuwa 24 दिन पहले
Does the war affect the original coffee farms so there can be a shortage? I don't know.
Le bébé
Le bébé 24 दिन पहले
Nope
aman jemal
aman jemal 25 दिन पहले
Tigray prevail
Lemuel Abishua
Lemuel Abishua 25 दिन पहले
Yikes - I'm really disappointed in this Vox video. This was a lazy and one-sided analysis only trying to sensationalize conflict in Africa. Please don't write stories about a region if you are not invested in fully capturing the real story. Also, hire people from those regions to tell their own stories - because this is a white perspective that is really disconnected from the truth.
Ark
Ark 25 दिन पहले
Wait wait wait, he invites TLPF, they refused and then hes the bad guy for retaliating against a statw that has clearly defied the federal government? Am i the only one who is confused here?
Aman Bereket
Aman Bereket 12 दिन पहले
You are not 100% confused. Even in the video, it showed Abiy as a good guy and the conclusion he is a bad guy. But let me present additional info. TPLF was the previous ruling party, 3-5 years ago many people from Oromia and Amhara region, the two most populous were protesting and requesting a change. Then Abiy becomes prime minister, he made a lot of changes and realized he also has to change the party as well since most peoples were especially from the two regions didn't have a favorable opinion, he then formed Prosperity Party, he asked TPLF members to join him. However, if they join, TPLF will collapse and leave out many members of their members. They didn't do that and move instead to the Tigray region where most of TPLF originally from. They began opposing him in many core things things, that his how it started.
Wuduwa Ethiopia
Wuduwa Ethiopia 26 दिन पहले
Why you twist the truth ? TPLF regional forces killed and looted Ethiopian National Defense Force of Northern Command in the middle of the night. Who will allow a regional police to attack their federal force. They have used weapons looted without mind shooting rockets to Asmara, Eritrea and neighborhood Amhara regional cities, Bahirdar and Gondar. Some rockets missing target fall down on poor farmers house and killed innocents. Do you think Dr. Abiy should not send his left over troops to take over dangerous weapons ? Be fair !!!! Please, don't discuss with our enemies like Mr. Awol Kasim. He is vomiting always against Ethiopia. You are full of him. ✋
Baby Baby
Baby Baby 26 दिन पहले
Why would Tigray is so equipped with wespons??? It is a timebomb.
Abenzer Kebede
Abenzer Kebede 27 दिन पहले
My country well grow and all our enemies well fall beneath our feet ethiopia well rise all you white rasit people will not stop it
Abenzer Kebede
Abenzer Kebede 27 दिन पहले
I use to love watching vox but now it's seems to be full of rasit white people if your not Ethiopia and if you don't know the his of my people don't make a video about it we Ethiopians don't like people like you
S P Lit
S P Lit 27 दिन पहले
He should have done what was done in kenya. Let the guy swear himself and then make peace. He will still need money from you so he just be like an assistant and then you can weaken him as friend. Keep your enemies closer
Dawit Weldegiorgis
Dawit Weldegiorgis 27 दिन पहले
life would be far better if those politician's priority was the people
Asmare Desta
Asmare Desta 27 दिन पहले
Let me get this right.... first, they refused to join the party. second, they invaded the Ethiopian federal soldiers. Third, they divided the country in Ethnic based Federation instead of unity. Fourth, they refused to be part of Ethiopia but they want the budget from the federal government 😂. What is the Ethiopian government supposed to do? All the other tribes were second class citizens 😂 😂.
John Smith
John Smith 27 दिन पहले
Somali state will be free🥰
Solomon
Solomon 28 दिन पहले
God bless abiy ❤❤❤❤
BEmagiK
BEmagiK 28 दिन पहले
Can one take the noble peace prize back?
Gufberg
Gufberg 28 दिन पहले
So we're just going to ignore the massacres committed against civilians by the Abiy government?
eniku gumata
eniku gumata 28 दिन पहले
First of all Amhara were not the only ruling ethnicity in Ethiopian history and did not treat others as second class citizens. It is evident if you check Ethiopian history before the TPLF regime.
Furqan Shariff -AFC
Furqan Shariff -AFC 28 दिन पहले
You should probably have the description of video suitable for Aung san su kyi of mayanmar who got a nobel peace prize and is killed her people who did not even revolt whereas here you can see clear rebel activity and deployment is necessary
Avery A
Avery A 28 दिन पहले
This video has me confused not going to lie. It ends by saying the prime ministers Abiys vision of peace didn’t include everyone, but not even a minute before they explain how Abiy got rid of the corrupt leaders of TPLF and offered them a place in his coalition, literally trying to include them. 🤔🤔
Human Person
Human Person 26 दिन पहले
Reads to me that "corrupt" is code word for political opposition, but idk I have just watched this video.
ኢትዮጵያ ሀገሬ መመኪያዬ ክብሬ
ኢትዮጵያ ሀገሬ መመኪያዬ ክብሬ 28 दिन पहले
There is no civil war body
Cake is yummy
Cake is yummy 28 दिन पहले
What kind of PRESIDENT can't speak proper ENGLISH?!??!?
Michael Alemayehu
Michael Alemayehu 28 दिन पहले
Abiy is just lame guy
Ben zola
Ben zola 28 दिन पहले
It's a huge lie. The Tigray region is the one to attack the Ethiopian defense force. Bad report.
Futures Wizard
Futures Wizard 29 दिन पहले
This story would be nice for youtube video but what actually happened is way diffrent
Temesgen Tadeyos
Temesgen Tadeyos 29 दिन पहले
Little knowledge is dangerous!!!
Fraol Lemecha
Fraol Lemecha 29 दिन पहले
They didn't any show any socio economic development that happened within just a couple years.
Coco Chill
Coco Chill महीने पहले
Eritrea and Ethiopia, were part of Aksumite kingdom. Eritrea was not a "former European colony", conqured by Ethiopia. F white supremacist vox.
Tekeste Negash
Tekeste Negash महीने पहले
This is a very imperialist perspective, no different than the armies are colonized Africa in the 19th century. How you describe the original formation of the country to even how Abiy is responding to the current conflict.
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