Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Sudan accepts Turkey mediation offer to end disputes with Ethiopia

Sudan accepted Turkey’s offer to mediate between Khartoum and Ethiopia, Anadolu reported. Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi announced that Sudan accepted the Turkish government’s offer to solve the border dispute. “During the visit of Sudan’s head of Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to Turkey last month, he accepted an initiative from the Turkish leadership […]

Ethiopia: TPLF terrorism expands, civilians massacred

Image Credit: David BURNETT (CONTACT Press Images) As the armed conflict between Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) enters a new phase, Ethiopians are uniting against their common enemy. The TPLF is not a group of freedom fighters standing up for the downtrodden; they are a terrorist insurgent force waging a war against […]

Pyramids Of The Ancient Aryan Kingdom Of Kush — Ethiopia And Sudan

We have previously featured the work of historian and anthropologist, Robert Sepehr — whose specialty is tracing the history of the Genesis 10 Aryan-Adamic peoples — such as the Chachapoyas or “Cloud People” who built the remarkable pyramids of Central and South America. Here we have transcribed one of Sepehr’s lectures on the ancient kingdom […]

Ethiopia after its Parliamentary Elections that Failed to Resolve Anything

In the midst of an extremely tense political situation, both inside Ethiopia and in terms of tension with its neighbors Sudan and Egypt over its controversial project to build the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, parliamentary elections were held in the country.  This was the sixth general election since the current regime came to power more […]

Ethiopia on the Brink of Civil War

For a time, it seemed that with the return of its capital (Mekelle is the capital city of the Tigray region) by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the war in the northern region of Ethiopia was at an end. However, it soon became clear that the fighting was active on two levels: on the battlefield […]

‘Stop interfering’: Ethiopia’s opportunity after the election

Image Credit: AP Photo/Ben Curtis Despite ongoing violence in the northern region of Tigray, persistent attempts to de-rail the process and cries of catastrophe by western powers (most notably the U.S.) and mainstream media, on June 21, Ethiopia conducted its first ever democratic elections. The mechanics of the election were not perfect, but crucially there […]

The Bloody Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated that she is “deeply concerned” about the ongoing violations, including executions, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, adding that the long-awaited investigation into the situation there will be ready in August. In her view all the parties to the conflict in the country’s northern […]

Ethiopia says army can re-enter seized Tigray capital Mekelle ‘in weeks’

The Ethiopian army says it could re-enter the seized Tigray regional capital of Mekelle within weeks if needed, a spokesman for a government task force said on Wednesday, adding that government-allied Eritrean forces had withdrawn from the region. Rebel fighters have been battling Ethiopian government forces in the region since November last year and thousands […]

Aid group MSF ‘horrified’ as colleagues murdered in Ethiopia

The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said Friday it was “horrified by the brutal murder” of three colleagues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the latest attack on humanitarian workers helping civilians in the deadly conflict there. A statement by the aid group, also known by its French acronym MSF, said two Ethiopian colleagues and one from […]

Sudan rules out force to stop Ethiopia’s second filling of Renaissance Dam

Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi ruled out using force to stop Ethiopia’s second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudanese media reported on Friday. “The first filling of the dam was a stab in the back,” she conveyed in press remarks, noting that it caused a “massive shock” to confidence between the […]

Rouhani sends congratulatory messages to Ethiopia, Azerbaijan

Rouhani sends congratulatory messages to Ethiopia, Azerbaijan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent congratulatory messages to Ethiopia and Azerbaijan to congratulate them on national occasions.  In a message congratulating the National Day of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the president expressed hope that bilateral relations and the development of relations […]

Ethiopia delays national elections for second time amid deadly tensions in Tigray region

Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there, further complicating Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s efforts to centralise power. The head of the national elections board, Birtukan Mideksa, in a meeting with political […]

Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia: A Twist Knot of Contradictions

There has been a decade-long dispute over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile since 2011. Recently, after the final failure of the negotiations in Kinshasa, this dispute has intensified between Cairo and Khartoum on the one hand, and Addis Ababa on the other. Various rounds of talks under […]

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 […]

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