How to Stop Ethnic Nationalism From Tearing Ethiopia Apart

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Foreign Policy | The 1994 Ethiopian Constitution celebrated self-determination, but it laid the groundwork for today’s violence. Devolution could offer a way out. On Nov. 28, 2020, Ethiopia’s military took control of Mekele, the capital…

The UN Must Intervene in Tigray

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Project Syndicate | Mehari Taddele Maru | When a state fails to prevent or alleviate atrocities within its territory, or if the state itself is the primary perpetrator of such acts, the UN must not stand idly by. There are five reasons why immediate…

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed goes from flying start to a quicksand of troubles

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The National News | Prime minister faces civil war, ethnic divisions and simmering disputes with neighbours. For Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the promise and optimism he projected when he took the reins in the Horn of Africa nation…

In Ethiopia’s digital battle over the Tigray region, facts are casualties

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The Washingtonpost | Alexi Drew and Claire Wilmot | Claims about disinformation may be undermining online activism. Nearly three months have passed since the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation…

Five Reasons why the UN Security Council needs to deal with the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

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World Peace Foundation | Alex de Waal | 14.12.2020 Today, the UN Security Council members are expected to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Tigray. It’s a matter for UN Security Council urgent business for several reasons. First, it’s…

Militants Storm Hotel in Somali Capital and Blasts Rock Area

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NYT | The authorities said there were reports of at least two dead and 11 injured at the Afrik Hotel. A militant group, the Shabab, was believed to be behind the attack. NAIROBI, Kenya — Militants with the extremist group al-Shabab stormed…

UAE: The scramble for the Horn of Africa

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MEMO | The United Arab Emirates is waging a war for influence over the Horn of Africa. Since the 2011 Arab Spring the United Arab Emirates has been taking an active role in a number of hotspots from Egypt, Libya to Yemen. The Gulf nation…

Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael’s Statement, 30 January 2021

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Eritrea Hub | (Amharic version | Tigrigna audio) Let me first express my utmost respect and sincerest appreciation to you, the people of Tigray, as I speak to you directly from the heart of our embattled Tigray while in the middle of defending…

Biden Administration Faces Mounting Pressure to Act in Ethiopian Conflict

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The Washington Free Bacon | Millions in peril of starvation in Ethiopia's Tigray region Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the State Department Thursday to demand the Biden administration take immediate action in Ethiopia to combat a humanitarian…

Foreign meddling as a source of state fragility in Ethiopia

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MEMO Opinion | State fragility is a multidimensional concept that is often characterized by deficiencies in one or more areas of the core functions of the state: legitimacy, authority (competing claimants to power), and capacity (weak capacity…