According to a lecturer at Addis Ababa University, the Horn of Africa countries’ unity and collaboration have presented the biggest challenges to certain westerners, notably special interest groups (AAU).
According to AAU law instructor Semeneh Kiros (PhD), irrational western pressure on Ethiopia is the outcome of a tension that the two countries have built.
Semeneh told the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) that since Abiy Ahmed (PhD) came to power in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa nations have been increasing their solidarity and collaboration. This, on the other hand, is regarded as a danger to conflict entrepreneurs in the West.
According to the instructor, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s leadership style has the potential to propel Ethiopia to the top in the shortest amount of time. This will serve as an example and encouragement to all Africans. However, some western countries incorrectly perceive this as a threat, according to the speaker.
Prime Minister Abiy, on the other hand, arrived to power with talents and expertise that bolstered the sense of independence and Africanism in Semeneh. Ethiopia, his motherland, is famed for defeating colonialism and starting the African continent’s independence movement. It is once again becoming a paradigm for development and government transformation. Some western countries, once again, do not appear to accept this.
Ethiopia recognizes the importance of collaboration and integration. As a result, it is eager to collaborate with its neighbors in order to grow (Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and South Sudan). Ethiopia is making every effort to achieve this goal. For example, it is connecting itself with its neighbors on roads, railways, and other transportation methods as part of the Belt and Road Initiative, and achieving economic integration.
The professor stated that this technique, as well as the goal to promote Africanism while reducing Western influence, is not well welcomed in the West. Westerners are enthralled by Prime Minister Abiy’s achievements for African unity and development, much as they were by powerful Panafricanists and Changemakers like Kwami Nkrumah and Thomas Sankara.
The instructor was enraged by the West’s passivity in the face of serious human rights violations under the TPLF’s leadership.