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Security assistance in Africa needs an industrial boost | The Hill

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Ethiopia’s civil war with its Tigray people has escalated into a national crisis. Last week, the brutality became so serious that the US Department of State encouraged all Americans to leave immediately via “private possibilities,” implying that the local consulate may not be able to assist them.

Detention centers, starvation and death, and cultural genocide have all been reported. The fact that Ethiopia got more than $1 billion in foreign aid from the US last year — more than any other African nation save Egypt — is notable.

Regrettably, these catastrophes are not one-off occurrences. Africa has seen four successful military coups, two escalating civil wars, the assassination of a president, and a slew of other humanitarian catastrophes in the previous year.

Source: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/582381-security-assistance-in-africa-needs-an-industrial-boost


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