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IPIS Briefing January 2021 – Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

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Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict Ethiopia re-enters the abyss of war | 29 January 2021 | Ethiopia Insight The Ethiopian federal government’s “law enforcement operation” in Tigray aimed to capture the rebellious rulers in the northern regional…

19/01/2021 News and Commentaries

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‘Swift action’ needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns. UN News Starvation crisis looms as aid groups seek urgent Tigray access. Al Jazeera Can Ethiopia heal after the TPLF killings? The African Report 'No Somali…

17/01/2021 News and Commentaries – Tigray War

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‘Extreme urgent need’: Starvation haunts Ethiopia’s Tigray.  From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The…

11/01/2021 News And Commentaries

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The Middle East Cold War Behind the Ethiopian Crisis. Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)  On the ground, the fight between the Federal Army and TPLF troops has been determined by drones. The drones take off from the base of…

09/01/2021 News and Commentaries – Tigray War

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Ethiopian women raped in Mekelle, says soldier. Here is an unabridged translation of the soldier's speech.  Why are women being raped at this time in the city of Mekelle? This is not a war time. If it were war-time it may be expected as it…

IPIS Briefing December 2020 – Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

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Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians | 31 December 2020 | Reuters Sudan said on Thursday its forces had taken control of all of Sudanese territory in a border area settled by Ethiopian farmers, after weeks of…

Ethiopia among top five in the International Rescue Committee’s 2021 Emergency Watchlist

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Ethiopia features on the International Rescue Committee's annual Emergency Watchlist for the third year in a row but rises into the top five for the first time due to escalating conflict. Here are four reasons Ethiopia is one of the countries…

07/01/2021 News and Commentaries – Tigray War

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Tigray war ● Ethiopian army Major-General Belay Seyoum confirms the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray. Here is an unabridged translation from a YouTube Video. "Our door, our sovereignty must be guarded by the Ethiopian National Defense…

05/01/2021 News and Commentary

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Ethiopia in Crisis Ethiopia's total debt reached 51% of its GDP Ethiopia's total domestic and foreign debt has reached 54.7 billion US Dollar (2.01 trillion birr)  (50.8 percent of the country's GDP), according to a recent government debt statement. Source:…

04/01/2021 – News and Commentary – Tigray War

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Tigray conflict renewed. Sudan refugee crises spiked.  "The flow of Ethiopian refugees fleeing an armed conflict in Tigray into Sudan has increased over the past few days as the violence has flared up, Sudanese authorities said on Monday. ...…