Ethiopia

Ethiopia Pm Orders ‘final Phase’ Of Offensive Against Forces In Tigray Region

Ethiopia’s military has been ordered to complete the “final phase” of a military offensive in the Tigray capital of Mekele, after local forces did not surrender within a 72-hour-deadline imposed by the prime minister.“The last peaceful gate...
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Ethiopia Open To Beginning Domestic Production Of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, Ambassador Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ethiopia is open to producing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 should Russian investors show interest, the African country's ambassador in Moscow, Alemayehu Tegenu Aargau, told Sputnik in an interview, adding that...
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Ethiopian Gov't Fact-checker Accuses Bbc Of Disinformation For Misquoting Prime Minister

An armed conflict between Ethiopia’s government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) started earlier in November after the government accused Tigray forces of conducting an attack on a military base in the region.
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Ethiopian Leader Rejects International ‘interference’ In War

Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the country’s Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender...

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Deadly Conflict In Ethiopia Escalates As Tigray Rejects Pm Ahmed's Ultimatum

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave the anti-government Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to surrender on Sunday. The head of the region Debretsion Gebremichael rejected the demands, saying that his people are "ready to die" for their...

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Sudan Humanitarian Groups: Refugees Could Reach 200,000

Humanitarian organizations are ramping up efforts to assist refugees who continue streaming into Sudan to escape fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.Jense Hesemann, emergency coordinator for the U.N. refugee agency in Sudan, said...
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Ethiopia 'ready To Use Tanks, Artillery' To Capture City Of Mekelle From Rebel Tigray Forces

In the beginning of November, fighting erupted between the Ethiopian federal government and the rebel TPLF party, which maintains de facto control of the Tigray region in the north. On 21 November, the government announced that they had taken...

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Survivor Of Ethiopian Fighting Warns 'people Will Slowly Start To Die'

Shaken by the gunfire erupting around her town in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, the woman decided to get out. She joined a long line at the local government office for the paperwork needed to travel. But when she reached the official, he told...

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Ethiopia Turns Down Mediation Offer As Intra-country Conflict Escalates

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize after reaching a pact with Eritrea and helped lead mediation efforts to curb violence in Sudan, has rejected the African Union's attempt to mediate talks between his own...
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Sudan Boycotts Faltering Talks Over Ethiopia’s Mega-dam

Sudan has boycotted talks for the first time between Nile Valley countries over Ethiopia’s controversial mega-dam, calling on the African Union to play a greater role in pushing forward the negotiations that have stalled for years
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Un: 200,000 Refugees Could Flee Ethiopia For Sudan Over Next 6-12 Months

The United Nations says up to 200,000 refugees could cross into Sudan from Ethiopia in the next six to 12 months, fleeing conflict in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray.The U.N. said 1,896 refugees crossed the border Wednesday, with a total of...
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How Ethiopia's Civil War Emboldens Jihadis In Somalia

Jack Erickson Al-Shabaab, East Africa Ethiopian troops help fight Al-Shabaab in Somalia. What happens when they're called back home? Observers could be forgiven for thinking these days that East Africa is on the verge of unraveling. An ongoing...
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Ethiopia’s Military Chief Calls Who Head Tedros A Criminal Supporting A Rebel Region

Army Chief of Staff Berhanu Jula accused Tedros of supplying arms to the rebel Tigray region.
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Warring Sides In Ethiopia Both Claim They Are Winning

Ethiopia predicted Wednesday it would soon defeat the Tigray People's Liberation Front in the country’s northern region while the TPLF maintained it had secured military victories in a two-week war that threatened to further destabilize the Horn...
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African Employers For Gender Equality

For every dollar earned by a man in manufacturing, services and trade, women earn just 70 cents. Credit: UNDPBy Odette Kabaya and Angela LusigiADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) Africa has over 700 companies with an annual revenue of more...

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People Go Hungry In Ethiopia’s Tigray As Conflict Marches On

People are going hungry in Ethiopia’s rebellious northern Tigray region as roads are blocked, airports are closed and the federal government marches on its capital in a final push to win a two-week war
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Un Humanitarian Chief Calls For Full Access In Tigray To Reach People In Need

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock in a statement expressed his concern about the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region and called for full...

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What Is Behind The Conflict In Ethiopia?

Violence is escalating in Ethiopia, where Abiy Ahmed, a leader once lauded internationally for his reform agenda, faces the specter of civil war.

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Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia War

The news that Russia is to build a naval base adjacent to the Red Sea underscores the geopolitical background to the recent escalation of conflict in Ethiopia.
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Refugees Flood Into Sudan As Ethiopia Promises 'final Offensive' Against Rebel Tigrayans

Ethiopia is an ethnic jigsaw puzzle of different tribes - Amhara, Oromo, Tigrayan, Sidama, Gurage, Wolayta and Somali. Meles Zenawi and a Tigrayan elite ruled the country but they began to lose their grip on power after his death in 2012.
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