Tigray, 02 December, 2020 / 6:20 pm (ACI Africa).
An Ethiopian political analyst has told a Catholic aid agency that Eritrea is fighting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front alongside Ethiopia amid reports that the ongoing war in the Horn of Africa has spilled over to Eritrea.
In an interview with the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, Prince Dr Asfa-Wossen Asserate who is a management consultant for the Middle East and Africa, a bestselling author and political analyst said that the spillover would not affect the current peace between the two countries.
“Ethiopia and Eritrea are fighting the TPLF together. Who would have believed this would ever be possible?” Prince Asserate responded when he was asked how the firing of missiles in Eritrea would affect the peace process between the two countries.
“The old problems between Ethiopia and Eritrea have been overcome. This peace will last,” the political analyst, also known to be the great-nephew of Haile Selassie, the last Emperor of Ethiopia, told ACN.
The landlocked Horn of Africa nation has been experiencing clashes since November 4 when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed-led government ordered a military offensive against the authorities in the Tigray region, which borders Eritrea and Sudan.