Ethiopia

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:58:15 GMT
Ethiopia Is Tearing Itself Apart - And Threatens the Horn of Africa
[Chatham House] Alexander Rondos warns that the ongoing conflict spells turmoil for the Horn of Africa

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:51:22 GMT
Mass Atrocities in Ethiopia Expose the Limitations of Early Warning Tools
[The Conversation Africa] Since conflict erupted in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, in November 2020, there have been widespread reports of atrocities in the region. Hundreds of massacres and attacks on civilians have been documented. Recently, the confli...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:55:44 GMT
Ethiopia, Zambia Airlines Partner to Establish National Carrier
[This Day] Ethiopia Airlines has announced that it has finalised preparations for the launch of Zambia's National Carrier in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC).

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:53:45 GMT
Human Rights - Civilian Suffering in Tigray
[Chatham House] Albab Tesfaye and Chaan Tutlam outline report findings

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:13:21 GMT
'Elders' Call for Stronger AU Role in Ethiopia Conflict
[East African] Prominent former world leaders, commonly known as the 'Elders', want African leaders to take urgent leading role to help end the Ethiopian conflict.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:30:20 GMT
China Says Ethiopia Capable of Handling Tigray Conflict
[East African] China says the Ethiopian government is capable of managing the conflict in Tigray, becoming one of few actors to oppose what Beijing says is foreign interference in the Horn country.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:47:25 GMT
Renewed Sudan-Ethiopia Border Clashes
[Radio Dabanga] El Fashaga -- Renewed border clashes between Sudanese army troops and Ethiopian forces in El Fashaga, east of the Atbara River, in El Gedaref continued on Wednesday. Sources indicate that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) aims to regain...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:45:07 GMT
Lamrot Kemal Tells Court Unable to Bring Evidence to Defend Herself
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Lamrot Kamal, appeared at the Federal High Court, Second Constitutional and Anti-Terrorism Bench to present her affirmative defense against charges of felony committed by negligence. Lamrot, however, failed to present ...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:44:36 GMT
Command Post Orders Documentation of Public, Private Property Damage By TPLF Forces
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- State media yesterday reported that government forces made more territorial gains against TPLF forces including the historic town of Lalibela in where the UNESCO heritage Rock-Hewn Churches are situated. Following the ...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:43:41 GMT
Ministry Gives 50 M Birr Collected From Mining & Oil Companies to Somali State
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Takele Uma, the Minister of Mines said the ministry has donated 50 million birr collected from mining and oil companies operating in the Somali regional state to the regional president Mustefa Omer.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:38:57 GMT
Govt Clamps Down On War Coverage
[VOA] Washington -- Armed with placards that read "Stop BBC," "Stop CNN" and "Stop FAKE news on Ethiopia," supporters of Ethiopia's government are protesting in cities across the world.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:30:21 GMT
Rockets Fired as Ethiopia, Sudan Border Clash Escalates
[Nation] The Sudanese military has again accused Ethiopian forces of threatening its soldiers and civilians near a tense disputed border section as a decades-long tiff between them threatens to escalate.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 04:51:59 GMT
Govt Claims Territorial Gains Over Tigrayan Forces Near Capital
[DW] The Ethiopian prime minister's office announced recent territorial gains by the army. Government forces said they had recaptured the UNESCO World Heritage site Lalibela.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 04:40:09 GMT
Underinvestment, Greed, Lack of Oversight - Scandal of Facebook's Role in Ethiopia's Conflict
[African Arguments] It is not news that Facebook - now Meta - can and does spread disinformation and hate speech, exacerbating division, discord and violence, and that extreme content is not a glitch, but rather integral to its algorithm-driven engag...

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:30:23 GMT
Ethiopia, Sudan Clash Again in Border Row
[East African] The Sudanese military on Tuesday accused Ethiopian forces, for a second time in the past few days, of threatening its forces and civilians near a tense border section.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:43:31 GMT
Oromia Region Struggling to Curb Worsening Food Crisis Amid Continued Donation to Battlefront
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Oromia region reported drought and death of thousands of cattle mainly in the Borana zone where people in several woredas in the zone suffered from severe food shortages resulting in death. The Bale zone, unlike Borana...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:12:37 GMT
Ethiopia PM Abiy Defends Going to Frontline, Declares 'Victory' Over TPLF
[East African] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday December 1 defended his frontline actions and declared 'victory' over the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:52:18 GMT
Clashes On Sudan-Ethiopia Border Escalate
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -- Clashes resumed between Sudanese army troops and Ethiopian forces in El Fashaga, east of the Atbara River, in El Gedaref on Tuesday morning, one day after a visit by the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Gen Abdelfatta...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:42:19 GMT
WHO Donates 3,000 Oxygen Cylinders to Boost Covid-19 Treatment Centres
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- On 30 November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) 500 of the 3,000 oxygen cylinders procured for the institute to improve access to oxygen for critical c...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:31:39 GMT
Ethiopian Government Says It Recaptured UN World Heritage Site
[VOA] Pro-government forces in Ethiopia have recaptured the northern town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigray forces, according to the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 14:15:05 GMT
WHO Donates 3,000 Oxygen Cylinders to Ethiopian Public Health Institute
[WHO-AFRO] Addis Ababa -- On 30 November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) 500 of the 3,000 oxygen cylinders procured for the institute to improve access to oxygen for critical care an...

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:27:19 GMT
NMG Petitions Ethiopia Over Detention of Journalist Tesfa-Alem Tekle
[East African] The Nation Media Group (NMG) has petitioned the government of Ethiopia over the detention of its Addis Ababa-based correspondent Tesfa-Alem Tekle, who was arrested on October 31 in the capital.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 06:37:20 GMT
Prime Minister Calls On TPLF Fighters, Allies to Surrender Peacefully
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Prime Minister Abiy called on TPLF fighters to surrender peacefully and save themselves. In a televised broadcast, the PM said, "We have completed devising a plan to exterminate the enemy," adding, "The enemy has been ...

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:42:27 GMT
Ethiopia Launches Taskforce to Address Violations in Tigray War
[Nation] The Ethiopian government has launched a taskforce to address the human rights violations indicated in a previous joint investigation report between local and UN rights bodies earlier in the year.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:18:33 GMT
Where the Centre Cannot Hold
[Ghanaian Times] The viability of any state depends on whether its centripetal (unifying) forces outweigh its centrifugal (dividing) ones. The former includes government efforts to build infrastructure, provide services, and strengthen borders, as we...

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 06:39:20 GMT
Justice Ministry Establishes Task Force to Oversee Investigation, Legal Action Against Human Rights Violations in Conflict
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ministry of Justice announced the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Accountability and Redress of Violations Committed to oversee redress and accountability measures in response to human rights vio...

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 06:38:04 GMT
Prosecutor Files Appeal Against Detained Senior OLF Leader 6 Months After His Acquittal
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Colonel Gemechu Ayana, a senior leader of the Oromo Liberation Army was yesterday arraigned at court where prosecutors brought charges against him. He remains under police custody Six months after court ordered his rel...

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:11:28 GMT
More Than 1.2 Million Students Out of School Due to Ongoing Conflict - Ministry
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- State Minister of Education Dr. Samuel Kifle said more than 1.2 million students were out of school due to the ongoing war in northern Ethiopia.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:58:49 GMT
The Ethiopian War and Academic Freedom
[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African contin...

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:16:28 GMT
20 Sudan Troops Killed in Ethiopia Border Clash
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -- At least 20 members of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) have died during a clash with Ethiopian forces and militiamen, who reportedly ambushed them in the border area of El Fashaga El Soghra in El Gedaref. The SAF said in...

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