Tigray, Ethiopia, and other African wars
The federal troops did badly in the early days of the war, but turned the tide after Abiy Ahmed acquired military drones from abroad. In the end, numbers, technology, and a ruthless food blockade that has reduced Tigrayans to near starvation are overwhelming the rebels.
The rebel province of Tigray, despite having only five million of Ethiopia’s 120 million people, has waged a three-year struggle against the federal prime minister, Abiy Ahmed. Tigray is going under, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Flickr