Tag Archive for: Crisis in Ethiopia

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…

In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

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New York Times | Abdi Latif Dahir | Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.” HAMDAYET,…

The Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region: What to Know

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Council on Foriegn Relations | Michelle Gavin | The military campaign has resulted in a humanitarian crisis and fears of regional instability. A path forward will require international cooperation, careful diplomacy, and an inclusive political…

Ethiopia confirms widespread rape in conflict-hit north

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Scores of women have been raped in Ethiopia’s northerly Tigray region, authorities have confirmed, in the chaotic aftermath of an armed conflict last year that ousted the local ruling party. “We have received the report…

A rape survivor’s story emerges from a remote African war

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Los Angeles Times | Lucy Kassa, Shashank Bengali | ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The young mother of two was walking with her sister near a desolate highway in northern Ethiopia last month when five men forced them into a pickup truck and drove…

Ethiopia: ‘Incomplete but troubling picture’ reveals impact of Tigray crisis on children

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UN | Humanitarians are learning more about the dire situation of children in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where fighting continues between Government troops and regional forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  As more supplies…

The tragedy of Ethiopia’s conflict in Tigray

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Financial Times | Only a national dialogue can truly heal the country’s divisions Three months after Ethiopian troops started fighting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the Tigray region is in desperate straits. Hundreds of thousands…

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…

Why is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam contentious?

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The Economist | The project has been a source of disputes in north-east Africa for a decade DAMS HAVE several uses. They generate electricity, store water for crop irrigation and help to prevent floods. They can also cause dispute and heartache—for…

Ethiopia in debt restructuring, downgrade after printing money, despite low deficit

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ECONOMYNEXT – Ethiopia had been downgraded to ‘CCC’ from ‘B’ by Fitch Ratings after it applied for ‘Paris Club’ debt relief having printing money through central bank advances, despite relatively low government debt and a budget…