1 dead as soldiers fire on protest in Tigray capital: doctor

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One person was shot dead Tuesday when soldiers opened fire on an anti-government protest in the capital of Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray region, a medical official said. The protest in the city of Mekele was timed to coincide with…

Security agents killed in central Somalia roadside bomb attack

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Al Jazeera | Police say Abdirashid Abdunur, intelligence chief for Dhusamareeb town, was killed in the blast claimed by al-Shabab. A roadside bomb went off just outside the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb on Sunday, killing 12 agents working…

Somalia’s opposition cease recognising president as election row escalates

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - An alliance of Somali opposition parties proposed the creation of a national council of lawmakers, opposition leaders and civil society to govern the Horn of Africa nation after the president’s term expired on Monday…

European envoy in Sudan to ease tension with Ethiopia

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Anadolu Agency | Tension escalated between Sudan and Ethiopia over their border dispute A European special envoy is set to arrive in Sudan on Sunday for talks aimed at easing tension with Ethiopia over their border dispute. “The High Representative…

Desert Locust situation update 4 February 2021 – FAO

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FAO | Numerous immature swarms persist in southern Ethiopia and Kenya. There has been increased swarm movement in Oromia (East Harerge, Bale, Borema, Arsi) and SNNP (South Omo) regions of the south. The few swarms that moved to northern Ethiopia (Afar…

Ethiopia arrests 15 over UAE embassy attack plot: Reports

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Al Jazeera | The country’s intelligence and security service said suspects were working on direction of foreigners, local media report. Ethiopia’s state-run media have said authorities arrested 15 people over a plot to attack the United…

Sudan army clashes with Ethiopia forces, regains control of seized borderland

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MEMO | Border clashes between the Sudanese army and Ethiopian forces were renewed in Al-Fashqa Al-Sughra on Thursday. Sudanese sources have confirmed that the army has regained control of new lands previously seized by Ethiopian forces. The…

US pledges support for Ethiopia’s reforms

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MEMO | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced his government's continued assistance to Ethiopia's ongoing reform measures, Anadolu Agency reports. After a phone call with Blinken on Friday, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said…

Ex-Peace Corps volunteers plead with US for help on Tigray

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 350 former Peace Corps volunteers and a trio of former U.S. ambassadors have written to U.S. congressmen urging them to condemn the violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warning that “as the fighting ostensibly…

Ethiopian politician facing terror trial goes on hunger strike

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AFP | A prominent Ethiopian opposition politician charged last year with terrorism faces "permanent health problems" after going on hunger strike for more than a week, his lawyer told AFP Friday. Jawar Mohammed, a member of the opposition Oromo…