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US bears some responsibility for northern Ethiopia tragedy

By Ali Mohamed Ethiopia is sliding into a man-made disaster. The tension between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a group that had misruled Ethiopia for three decades and the federal government has been mounting for months. It exploded into a full scale conflict on November 4 when Prime Minister …

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OROMOS LIVING IN PERPETUAL DILEMMA

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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Inside a Tigray farming town scarred by Ethiopian conflict

By AFP Humera A pair of burnt-out tanks now signals the entrance to the Tigray town of Humera, where the streets are lined with rubble and residents remain in shock after an Ethiopian army assault earlier this month. The conflict between Ethiopia’s federal government and the leaders of the northern …

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Ethiopian PM rejects international ‘interference’ in Tigray conflict

By Aggrey Mutambo– Senior Diplomatic Editor (Nation Media Group) Ethiopia – Eritrean war of 1998 that culminated in aggressive brutal trench warfare for two years, similar to global second-world war campaigns between 1939 to 1945. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday rejected more calls for dialogue over the Tigray …

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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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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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UN warns of ‘full-scale humanitarian crisis’ in Ethiopia conflict

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov 17 – The UN said Tuesday that a full-blown humanitarian crisis was unfolding in northern Ethiopia, where thousands of people each day are fleeing the conflict in the Tigray region. The warning came as diplomats and humanitarian officials reported heavy fighting in northern and southern Tigray, …

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What to know about the spiralling conflict in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed two weeks ago announced a military offensive in the northern region of Tigray, and the ensuing fighting has seen hundreds killed and prompted thousands to flee the country. – What has happened so far? – On November 4, Abiy ordered a military response to a …

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My Memories of Ireecha, 2016

By Johnsay M Feyisa I grew up in Bishoftu, the beautiful small town located some 40 kilometres southeast of the capital, Finfinne (Addis Ababa). Her evergreen forest, breath-taking mountains, moderate weather, and seven—yes, seven! — volcanic lakes make Bishoftu one of the best places to live in Oromia. To us …

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Ethiopia’s Oromo Celebrate Tense Ireecha Festival amid Tight Security 

BISHOFTU – Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the authorities said they had seized weapons and foiled attacks in previous days. Irreecha (also called Irreessa or Dhibaayyuu), is thanksgiving holiday of the Oromo …

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