Anatomy of a conflict: Afar & Ise Ethiopia

  title={Anatomy of a conflict: Afar \& Ise Ethiopia},
  author={John Markakis},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={445 - 453}
  • J. Markakis
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • History
  • Review of African Political Economy
Bloodshed at Galalu 23 March 2002: Dawn came that day to find a group of about thirty Afar warriors lying in ambush alongside the road to Djibouti. Newly re-surfaced, Ethiopia's sole link to the sea cuts a straight dark line through the desiccated Alligedhi plain. No vehicles were on the road at that early hour. Lorry drivers avoid night travel, preferring to spend evenings in the shantytowns that dot the road, where they find food, drink and women for sale. A bridge nearby takes the road over… 

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