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In a Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse, Iran Eyes New Targets in Africa

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NYT | Fifteen people arrested in Ethiopia were part of what American and Israeli officials said was a foiled Iranian plot against diplomats from the United Arab Emirates. NAIROBI, Kenya — When Ethiopia’s intelligence agency recently uncovered…

Five Steps the Biden Administration Needs to Take on the Crisis in Tigray

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Just Security | The unfolding crisis in northern Ethiopia bears all the hallmarks of a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. Since November, more than 6 million people have been trapped between the guns of Ethiopia’s military forces,…

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…

US urges Ethiopia’s PM to allow ‘immediate’ help to Tigray

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a call with Ethiopia’s prime minister on Thursday expressed “grave concern” about the crisis in the embattled Tigray region and urged “immediate, full and unhindered humanitarian…

US ‘Directly’ Presses Eritrea to Withdraw Forces From Tigray

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Associated Press — The United States says it has directly “pressed senior levels” of Eritrea’s government to immediately withdraw its troops from neighboring Ethiopia, where witnesses have described them looting and hunting down civilians…

Ethiopia’s leader won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now he’s accused of war crimes.

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Washingtonpost (Opinion)  — FIFTEEN MONTHS ago Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending his country’s conflict with neighboring Eritrea. Now he may be perpetrating grave crimes against humanity. After…

Biden administration puts hold on foreign arms sales, including F-35s to UAE

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former President Donald Trump. Officials say that among the deals being paused is a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth…

Tigray crisis: Biden administration calls for Eritrea troops to withdraw

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BBC | The US has called for the immediate withdrawal of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray region. "Credible reports" had emerged of their involvement in human rights abuses, including sexual violence and looting, the state department said. This…

Retired US Ambassadors to Ethiopia write an open letter to Prime Minister Abiy

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Ethiopian Reporter | Four retired US ambassadors to Ethiopia write an open letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) stating their concerns about recent political developments in the country. The letter sent exclusively to The Reporter is signed…