Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Attackers kill at least 20 in attack in Ethiopia -official

NAIROBI – Gunmen killed at least 20 people last week in western Ethiopia, a regional government official said on Thursday, in what he and two residents described as an attack on civilians from the Amhara ethnic group.The incident occurred in the district of Limmu Kosa, in the Jimma zone of the Oromiya region.At least 20 […]

The Periplus Of The Ports Of Ethiopia, The Hidden Empire

Known as the Hidden Empire, Ethiopia’s official name, until recently, was Abyssinia. Its history fades back into the mists of time and for some reason, Ethiopia has largely been written out of world history.  Despite being the home of ‘ Lucy’, one of the oldest ‘human’ skeletons ever found, mainstream historians maintain that civilization did […]

The Global Anti-Eritrea-Ethiopia Agenda

It is not up to the US to demand or dictate that Eritrea withdraw from Ethiopia — it is Ethiopia’s and only Ethiopia’s call to make.   “The people of Eritrea and Ethiopia are challenging the US and EU’s fabrications, exaggeration and agendas with facts.” On February 22, 2021, the EU’s Council of Ministers held a […]

The Weeknd donates $1m to relief efforts in Ethiopia

The Weeknd has pledged to donate $1 million (approx £7,21,250) to Ethiopian relief efforts in the midst of continued violence in the country. The platinum-selling R&B artist, who was born to Ethiopian immigrant parents, took to social media to express: “My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to […]

Yemen faces a famine as deadly as Ethiopia’s during the 1980s, says refugee council head

Yemen faces a famine on the scale of Ethiopia’s during the early 1980s that left 1.2 million people dead, according to the Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland. Speaking ahead of an International Donors Conference on Yemen designed to address a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation, Egeland warned that 16 […]

Egypt backs call to internationalize arbitration in Ethiopia dam dispute

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Israel briefly reopens its airport for 302 immigrants from Ethiopia

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750 Christians Massacred in Ethiopia Defending Church, No Outcry, No Outrage in the Media

    Hundreds of Christians reportedly died after defending their church that is said to have the Ark of the Covenant. The International Christian Concern (ICC) reported that in December, about 750 members of Tigray’s Maryam Tsiyon Church reportedly died while trying to defend the Ark of the Covenant from soldiers of the Amhara militia. […]

Ethiopia says Tigray back to normal after conflict but witnesses disagree

Ethiopia‘s government has privately told Biden administration staffers its embattled Tigray region has “returned to normalcy,” but new witness accounts describe terrified Tigray residents hiding in bullet-marked homes and a vast rural area where effects of the fighting and food shortages are yet unknown. The conflict that began in November between Ethiopian forces and those […]

Hospitals struck by artillery in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to humanitarian report

Many of the hospitals in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region have been struck by artillery during the two months of fighting, according to the first humanitarian assessment of the devastation as aid begins to arrive with desperately needed supplies. The scale of the damage has been largely unknown while Ethiopian forces pursue and clash with those […]

More than 100 killed in latest ethnic massacre in Ethiopia

More than 100 people have been killed in the latest massacre along ethnic lines in western Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Wednesday, and the toll is expected to rise. The attack in Metekel zone of Benishangul-Gumuz region occurred a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the region and spoke about the need […]

Over 100 people killed in attack in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

More than 100 people were killed in a shooting attack on Wednesday in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, the state-appointed human rights commission said.Gunmen shot people in the Bulen area of the region, in western Ethiopia, and set on fire the homes of sleeping residents, the commission said in a statement. Gashu Dugaz, a senior security official […]

Ethiopia: The TPLF’s Precipitous Fall

The TPLF was a “darling” of the West, especially the US and UK. The two articles below should be read together, bearing in mind the sources. The first, by Horn of Africa scholar Fikrejesus Amahazion,is an historical background and analysis of the forces in play in Ethiopia and the region, written on Tuesday, November 17. The […]

Understanding the law-enforcement operation in Ethiopia

On November 4, 2020, the special force of the Tigray regional government attacked the Ethiopian National Defense Force, known as the Northern Command, in an attempt to rob the artilleries and other military equipment. The members of the National Defense Force have been stationed in Tigray to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ethiopia. […]

Conflict in Ethiopia Extends Greater Middle East’s Arc of Crisis

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 29, 2018. Photo: Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS Fighting between the government of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigrayan nationalists in northern Ethiopia could extend an evolving arc of crisis that stretches […]

Ethiopia declares victory as military gains ‘full control’ of Tigray capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military has gained “full control” of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, the army announced Saturday, and the prime minister said the taking of Mekele marked the “completion” of an offensive that started nearly four weeks ago. The regional government said the city of a half-million people was “heavily […]

Tigray conflict: What is happening in Ethiopia

A violent conflict between the government of Ethiopia and military forces in the northern Tigray region has plunged the country into turmoil. Fighting has been raging for three weeks, killing hundreds of civilians and forcing and thousands from their homes. The conflict erupted in early November, but has been building for months. Dino Mahtani with […]

Ethiopia to begin ‘final phase’ of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI – The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the rebellious northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, hours after an ultimatum for Tigray forces to surrender expired.The government gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours on Sunday to lay down their arms or […]

Ethiopia Accuses Separatists of ‘Massacre’ of 600 Civilians

At least 600 civilians were killed in northern Ethiopia on November 9 due to their ethnicity, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) alleged on Tuesday. The EHRC on November 24 released a preliminary report into the attack, which took place in Maikadra, a town in Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region. The state-appointed human rights watchdog said in its report […]

Ethiopia’s surrender deadline approaches for Tigray rebels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front to lay down its arms will expire in a matter of hours, and Amnesty International has called for both sides to refrain from targeting civilians. Ahmed said on Sunday that the group, which runs the Tigray regional government, had 72 hours to give […]

Ethiopia says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in Nov 9 attack

A Tigrayan youth group stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death at least 600 civilians with the collusion of local security forces during a massacre in the town of Mai Kadra, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday.The Nov. 9 attack was aimed at residents of non-Tigrayan origin, said the state-appointed commission. Reuters was not […]

Ethiopia: Amid calls for mediation with Tigray, who has leverage?

Ethiopia has rebuffed attempts at international mediation since conflict erupted in its northern Tigray region on Nov. 4. Federal troops are advancing on the Tigrayan capital Mekelle but Tigray’s local leaders – who have a long history of guerrilla warfare – have vowed to fight. Here are details on who has influence in Ethiopia and […]

Ethiopia: Death and despair as divisions erupt into violent conflict

Image Credit: Refugees International Grandmothers carrying babies, mothers, children, men young and old with nothing but the clothes on their backs are fleeing fighting in northern Ethiopia and making their way to Sudan, where emergency camps await them; according to the UNHCR 5,000 a day are making the journey. Ethiopians are killing one another in […]

Christian in Ethiopia Loses Hand Due to Beating

(Voice of the Martyrs) — When the young Ethiopian man came to faith, his community turned against him, but he remains committed to following Christ. Kofi grew up as a Muslim, but when an evangelist introduced him to Christ, he was instantly drawn to the saving grace of God and became a Christian. As Kofi […]

Israel allocates $51 million to bring over 2,000 immigrants from Ethiopia by 2021

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As water grows scarce, Egypt’s farmers fear impact of Ethiopia’s dam

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Egypt and Ethiopia on the brink of war — The Duran

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… The tension between Egypt and Ethiopia is worsening. 814 more words via Egypt and Ethiopia on the brink of war — The Duran Share this: Like this: Like Loading… 00 Hits: 0

Conflict Looms for Egypt and Ethiopia Over Nile Dam

Source Finian Cunningham Former editor and writer for major news media organizations. He has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages July 17, 2020 Ethiopia appears to be going ahead with its vow to begin filling a crucial hydroelectric dam on the Nile River after protracted negotiations with Egypt broke down […]

Time for political change and social unity in Ethiopia

By Graham Peebles Tadesse is a 28-year-old Ethiopian from the capital, Addis Ababa. Like thousands of others, he took part in demonstrations over the last three years, and together with family members, refused to pledge support for the Ethiopian government. Such displays of political dissent led to him being repeatedly imprisoned, tortured and cruelly mistreated. […]

Ethiopia: Final days of the ruling regime

By Graham Peebles Under relentless popular pressure the Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has been forced to resign, and other members of the government are expected to follow. The ruling party responded with panic, and instead of entering into talks with opposition groups, imposed another state of emergency – this follows on from the previous […]

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