The Morning After

The war between Ukraine and Russia has understandably garnered much attention over the past year. While that carnage has unfolded, however, another bloodbath recently was to end in the Horn of Africa. Approximately 600,000 people died in the two-year-long war that pitted Ethiopia’s central government in...

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Peace, Please

The Ethiopian government and rebels in the northern region of Tigray agreed to permanently end hostilities this week, two years after both parties commenced a civil war that would displace millions and threatened to destabilize east Africa, the Guardian reported. The two warring sides reached the...

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No Respite

Eritrea launched a full-scale offensive in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray this week, an escalation from last month’s resumption of fighting against Tigrayan forces, Euronews reported. Tigrayan officials called on residents to prepare for war, saying the region was facing an “existential challenge.” They added that...

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Back In The Storm

Fighting erupted between Ethiopian forces and rebels of the northern Tigray region this week, ending a months-long ceasefire amid a worsening humanitarian situation in Africa’s second-most-populous country, the Washington Post reported. The Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) confirmed in separate statements that...

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Suffer the Many

Gunmen killed more than 200 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region this week as the country continues to grapple with rising ethnic tensions, the Associated Press reported. Witnesses counted about 230 bodies, saying most of them were members of the ethnic Amhara community that moved to the...

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Law and Disorder

Ethiopian authorities arrested thousands of people this week in what human rights groups have described as a crackdown on militia fighters, journalists and critics of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration, the Associated Press reported. Security officials said Monday they detained more than 4,500 individuals in the...

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