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Eritrea proves shunning rogue

By Kaltum Guyo If there is a lesson to be learnt from the invasion of Ethiopia’s Tigray region by Eritrean troops, it is that rogue regimes need more engagement than isolation. The international community is good at turning its back on countries it deems rogue, never to return. Given the …

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Ethiopia risks lengthy stalemate in war-hit Tigray: report

By AFP The war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region risks dragging on for months and even years, with both sides eyeing a military “knockout blow” that appears unrealistic, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray in November to detain and disarm leaders …

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75,000 Ethiopians fled to Sudan in 5 months

Ethiopian refugees continue to flee to Sudan as the conflict in the northernmost region of Tigray continues to escalate. Sudan’s official SUNA news agency reported that the influx had continued “despite the tightened closure of crossing points on borders between the two countries.” According to an official report by the …

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9 Things To Know About The Unfolding Crisis In Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

For months, a conflict in Ethiopia between the government in Addis Ababa and a defiant region has cost thousands of lives and displaced at least a million people. Despite the increasing brutality of the conflict in Tigray, until now, it has been largely overlooked by the outside world. But attention …

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U.S.’s Blinken, U.N. chief discuss human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

By Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a call with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, discussed the importance of an international investigation into reported human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the State Department said on Friday. It said that in the call, which took …

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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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