The conflict in northern Ethiopia has taken a toll on the country’s heritage sites as well as inflicting an enormous human cost. While some ancient sites have been damaged by shelling, countless others are inaccessible to worshippers and pilgrims.
Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency and asked its citizens to help defend its capital as rebel forces advance. In April, Hannah Giorgis reported on how Ethiopians lost hope of a peaceful multiethnic society:
From a mosque founded by some of the Prophet Mohammed’s first disciples to 6th century churches carved from rock, there are fears that some of Ethiopia’s ancient cultural heritage has been irreversibly damaged amid a conflict in the country’s north.
What people are saying?
Abdi Latif Dahir As Ethiopia’s war stretches into its second year, a report by the top U.N. human rights body on Wednesday offered evidence that all sides had committed gross human rights violations, including civilian killings, sexual violence and attacks on refugees.
mac Leaders need to learn when the governed have had enough it’s game over for them, all this is about the people wanting better for themselves they are choosing to fight back and not take no for an answer, Africa is just full of corrupt leaders and the people have had enough!