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Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt… the hidden cost of internet blackouts

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African Report | Communication technology is a double-edged sword. It can empower people to access and share information globally, or be used as an instrument of political and economic control. While hopes were raised by the Arab Spring a decade…

World Bank questions Ethiopia’s stance in telecoms competition

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Capacity | The World Bank has warned the government of Ethiopia not to take measures that hinder the development of telecoms in the country. It is criticising the restriction of digital financial services to Ethiopian firms and nationals and…

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…

Conflict in Tigray: Implications for Ethiopia’s International Standing

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Charged Affairs | Since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed assumed office in April 2018, experts have optimistically predicted the country’s emergence as a regional power. Factors such as a large population, rapid economic growth, and a…

Tigray Opposition Parties Assert 50,000-Plus Civilian Deaths

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Associated Press | Cara Anna — A trio of opposition parties in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region estimates that more than 50,000 civilians have been killed in the three-month conflict, and they urge the international community to intervene…

Rising tension as Ethiopia and Sudan deadlocked on border dispute

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Al Jazeera | Bickering over contested farmland along the border has in recent weeks deteriorated into armed clashes. Age-old territorial claims are threatening to embroil Ethiopia and Sudan into armed conflict, as bickering over disputed strips…

Ethiopia’s Long War

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London Review of Book | Maaza Mengiste I have​ a hazy childhood memory of soldiers breaking into our house. They had come to question my grandfather, who they believed was hiding someone they wanted to arrest. It was not long after the start…

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…

“They Have Destroyed Tigray, Literally”: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot speaks from the mountains of Tigray

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Transcript Call between Mulugeta Gebrehiwot and Alex de Waal 27 January 2021 Additional background information and audio are available on the WPF blog, “Reinventing Peace.” For more information: worldpeacefoundation.org Listen to the interview…

Chinese ambassador, Ethiopia capital mayor agree to enhance economic partnership

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ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia Zhao Zhiyuan and Mayor of Ethiopia's capital city Adanech Abiebie agreed on Friday to enhance the economic partnership between the two countries. In a press statement, Abiebie…