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Somalia expels Kenyan envoy Lucas Tumbo over ‘poll interference’

Somalia has expelled Kenyan Ambassador to Mogadishu Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo over alleged interference in the upcoming elections. Its envoy to Kenya Ahmed Nuur Tarzan has also been summoned ‘for consultations’. “The Federal Government of Somalia notes the Kenyan Government’s attempt to infringe upon the sovereignty, territorial integrity. political …

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By Golicha T. Dima Oromo cannot forever live under perpetual fear of Northerners, the Amhara and Tigray yet combined Amhara and Tigray population is less than that of Oromo. Apart from being the single most populous nation in Ethiopia, Oromos are centrally located in Ethiopia. Oromo has the most fertile …

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Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan WHO chief of backing dissident region

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov 19 – Ethiopia’s army chief on Thursday accused WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — the country’s highest-profile Tigrayan abroad — of lobbying in favour of the dissident region and helping them get weapons. “He has worked in neighbouring countries to condemn the war. …

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Averting civil war in Ethiopia: It’s time to propose elements of a negotiated settlement

By Zach Vertin Two weeks ago, Americans and millions around the globe were glued to their televisions as votes were tallied in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and North Carolina. But as the world was consumed with elections in the United States, a war was breaking out in Ethiopia — …

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Ethiopia freezes bank accounts of companies ‘financing TPLF’

The Ethiopian government on Tuesday froze bank accounts of businesses linked to leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The Federal Attorney-General issued a statement on Tuesday listing 34 business entities whose bank accounts had been frozen, saying there is evidence that the companies are involved in financing the …

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Ethiopian govt. says rebels have committed ‘atrocities’ during two-week Tigray conflict

By Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government on Thursday said rebels have committed “serious crimes” after conflict broke out this month in the northern Tigray region, as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy adviser called for greater protection of civilians. The conflict has killed hundreds, sent 30,000 refugees …

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