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Toward a Peaceful Order in the Horn of Africa

By Abiy Ahmed The Ethiopian government’s victory over the Tigray People’s Liberation Front came at a high cost, and the humanitarian situation in northern Tigray remains grave. But only an Ethiopia at peace, with a government bound by humane norms of conduct, can play a constructive role across the region …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed lands in Moyale, Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday arrived at Moyale in Marsabit County for the opening of the One-Stop Border Post. Mr Abiy inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) after which he toured the facility along with his host Mr Kenyatta. …

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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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Uhuru, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy to open Moyale border post

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday. Uhuru will receive Abiy in Moyale, Marsabit County, at the start of the Ethiopian leader’s two-day official visit to Kenya. In Moyale, the president and the prime minister will tour and officially open the Moyale One-Stop …

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Rise and fall of Ethiopia’s TPLF – from rebels to rulers and back

The bloody offensive aims to eliminate Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which dominated for nearly 30 years By John Burke- Africa Correspondent- The Guardian In the centre of Mekelle, the highland capital of Tigray, is a complex of memorials and museums. Under the hot sun, old armoured vehicles, jets and helicopters …

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Elders discuss MoU to end Kenya-Ethiopia border conflicts

Kenya and Ethiopia share a 779 km border which is largely porous. People along this border are disadvantaged in terms of development, political participation, economic inclusion, infrastructure, and other public services. Moreover, they grapple with cross-border inter-community conflicts, which are exacerbated not only by Ethiopia’s political volatility and low economic …

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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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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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