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About Abel Abate (6 Articles)
Abel Abate Demissie is a Researcher at the Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and development (EIIPD). Prior of joining the EIIPD, he was working at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

South Sudan: The mediation effort and the current deadlock

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

(Abel Abate and Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru) It has been a year and few months since the South Sudan conflict erupted and led to the killings of tens of thousands of civilians and the displacement of over two million people, more than 10 percent of the [...]

Ethiopian Defense Forces: Efficiency for less

Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

About a year ago, I paid a visit to Somalia, the war-torn Horn of African nation which hasn’t seen a functional government since the beginning of the 1990s. I had the privilege of visiting several government offices and had numerous meetings with [...]

Eritrea: An Oblivious Ticking Bomb in the Horn of Africa

Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

(Abel Abate Demissie) The Horn of Africa region is one of the most conflict ridden regions in the world. The region has been gripped by several inter and intra state conflicts since long. The ongoing conflict in Sudan, the mass carnage happening in [...]

The role of Qatar in mediating Ethiopia and Eritrea

Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

Last month the International Crisis Group (ICG) presented a report on future scenarios for Eritrea, whose repressive government has shown recent signs of instability. According to this report, the Ethiopian army incursions in 2012 revealed [...]

The Crisis in South Sudan and its implications for Ethiopia

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

(Mehari Taddele Maru and Abel Abate) Since 15 December 2013, soldiers loyal to the deposed Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, have fought against President Salva Kiir’s loyalists in Juba in the vicinity of the Presidential palace. Emboldened by the [...]