Moving On

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claims that he is remaining neutral in the civil war now raging in neighboring Sudan, according to Deutsche Welle. Ahmed has said that, even though Sudan occupied the Al-Fashaga border region between the two countries when Ethiopia’s central government was...

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Too Many Cooks

Protests and deadly clashes ignited in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region this week after the central government announced plans to disarm regional forces across the country, a move that many residents fear will lead to the loss of territory and potential ethnic attacks, the Washington Post...

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Welcome, Peace

The Ethiopian parliament agreed Wednesday to remove the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) from an official list of terrorist groups, a key step to advancing a peace process following the two-year civil conflict in the country’s north that killed hundreds of thousands, Bloomberg reported. Lawmakers approved...

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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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