When you’re dying, the world is dying with you
Ethiopia is dying.
Its population is shrinking, its infrastructure is crumbling and its citizens are struggling to survive in a country where most of the world’s population is living.
This week, Ethiopia, with a population of just under 1.2 billion people, will mark its one-year anniversary of its independence, which is the longest war in its history.
The country’s economic and political problems are exacerbated by the fact that the world has turned its back on it.
“There are some who say Ethiopia should be given the opportunity to leave the world and go to another country.
We need to ask ourselves if that’s the best thing for Ethiopia,” said Al Jazeera’s Alida Fadlallah, reporting from the capital Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s economy is in shambles.
The country’s economy has shrunk by almost 50% in the past decade and its people are living in dire poverty.
Many of its citizens have been living in makeshift camps in the countryside.
In an effort to make the country’s political crisis more manageable, the Ethiopian government announced on Sunday that it would launch a new electoral process, known as the National Assembly, and allow it to hold its first elections in five years.
The announcement comes just weeks after the country lost its second parliamentary election in as many years.
It’s not clear how the country will get its new elected government into place, however.
Many people are frustrated by the lack of progress in the process.
“This is the biggest challenge we’ve had with Ethiopia in many years,” said Dr Fadleallah.
“We’re going to see many challenges on our journey out of this war, including the question of who will come in to govern us.”‘
I’ll stay, I’ll stay’Ethiopian President Emile Lahung has called on Ethiopians to stay and fight to the end.
“We have a duty to support each other and to fight with all our strength,” he said in an address to his supporters on Monday.
“I’ll remain, I will remain,” said President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who took office in January.
“I’m not afraid of death.”
The United States, which has a military presence in the country, has already deployed troops and intelligence agents to help Ethiopian troops fight in the war.
Ethiopia is also hosting more than 1,000 American military personnel, with the US providing logistical support.
The Ethiopian government says its troops have destroyed 1,600 tunnels used by insurgents to hide their arms, vehicles and supplies.
But many Ethiopians believe the tunnels are used by the military to evade detection.
Ethia’s government says the tunnels were built by al-Qaeda-linked fighters who fought in Afghanistan.
But the tunnels have been repeatedly used by civilians, including children.
The government is also facing growing opposition from within the armed forces.
In March, the military began an internal review of its operations following an attack on a base.
“Ethiopians are facing a huge challenge, but they have the most capable military in the world,” said Abdul Fadil Fattan, an analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies and Conflict Resolution in Addis.
“The only way to overcome the challenges of this crisis is for the international community to give the Ethiopian people the legitimacy they need to do what they are doing.”
A decade of warEthiopias armed forces have lost at least two of their top commanders.
In February, the army arrested a senior commander, Colonel Ali Abdallah.
Colonel Abdallah is considered a leading military commander, and the military is calling him a war criminal for ordering a deadly bombing campaign in February 2017.
Meanwhile, al-Bashir, the president of Ethiopia’s former colony, has been under house arrest since 2014, after a failed coup against him.
He has since been replaced by President Abdul Rehman.
Ethias defence minister, Mwenda Fathi, said in a statement that the army has lost 1,300 soldiers, while the army lost 700 of its own soldiers in the same period.
“While I cannot explain the reason for the decline of our military forces, I can tell you that the forces that we have today are not adequate for the current security situation in Ethiopia,” Mwena Fathi said.
The UN has warned that a “tipping point” has been reached in the conflict.
“At this point, there is a turning point in the fight against al-Shabab in Somalia, which may not be sustainable,” said the UN’s UN Special Representative for Somalia, Richard Pichler.
The US is also sending troops to Ethiopia, along with a contingent of European and African partners, as part of the coalition against al Qaeda.
On Monday, the US Navy said it was sending a guided missile destroyer to the country.