24 Nov 2020

Tigray forces battling Ethiopian government vow to fight on despite ultimatum to surrender

An update on Ethiopia’s growing domestic conflict between government forces and rebels in the northern Tigray region has promised to be even bloodier as rebel forces claim they will fight on despite a 72-hour ultimatum issued by the government to surrender. On Sunday, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent a

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20 Nov 2020

Several injured in airstrikes on Tigray capital, humanitarian source says

A humanitarian source has reached out to media outlets to report several civilian injuries during airstrikes conducted by the Ethiopian government on the Tigray region, which hosts the country’s rebel forces. Tigray borders Sudan and Eritrea and has been a spot of violence and conflict since Ethiopian federal forces and

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17 Nov 2020

Ethiopia says it has seized another Tigray town as conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has provided an update on the ongoing conflict between Ethiopian rebels in the Tigray region and the government forces as the conflict recently spilled over to include Eritrea. Ahmed stated that they had captured another town within the Tigray region in an attempt to fight

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16 Nov 2020

Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

Rebel groups in the Tigray region fired missiles at Eritrea’s capital over the weekend, according to the group which has since taken responsibility for the attack. This represents a huge escalation in the conflict in northern Ethiopia between Tigray rebels and the federal government. The incident marks the first time

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08 Jul 2020

Ethiopia’s week of unrest sees 239 dead, 3,500 arrested

Last Monday, popular Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead, sparking a week of protests and outrage throughout the country. In the past week, at least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested. In the Oromia region, the death toll includes nine police officers and five militia members, alongside

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29 May 2020

New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

A recent report released by Amnesty International alleges that Ethiopia’s security forces have partaken in extrajudicial killings and mass detentions despite the country’s prime minister received the Nobel Peace Prize. The report was published on Friday and claims that security forces killed at least 25 people in East Guji and

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26 Sep 2018

Arab Gulf states in the Horn of Africa: What role do they play?

The recent Ethiopia-Eritrea peace agreement was not signed in either country, but in Saudi Arabia. Although not included in the typical “Middle East and North Africa” (MENA) grouping, the horn of Africa is separated by the Arab Gulf only by the thin Red Sea, 220 miles across at its widest

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11 Jul 2018

Ethiopia and Eritrea’s declare end of war

A formal declaration by the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have officially ended their border war 18 years after the fighting stopped. While a peace deal ended the fighting in 2000, the countries have not had diplomatic or trade ties. The war was a consistent legitimizing factor for many of

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07 Jun 2018

Ethiopia ‘accepts peace deal’ to end Eritrea border war

Ethiopia’s government decided to accept the full results of the 2002 border commission ruling on the disputed territory between Ethiopia and Eritrea, formally ending a longstanding dispute that has seen tens of thousands of people killed in fighting, mostly in the late 90s.  Source: Ethiopia ‘accepts peace deal’ to end

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