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IPIS Briefing December 2020 – Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

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 clashes. Is Ethiopia the Next Yugoslavia? | 31 December 2020 | Foreign Policy A country that […]

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Tigray War – Useful Links

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Daily Briefing Highlights and Tigray Region Humanitarian Update UN,  Daily Press Briefings by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA), Daily Situation Reports and others. TGHAT, A list of victims of Genocide in Tigray compiled from different sources. BBC. Tigray […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 50 – 09 January 2021

Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and on the Central Mediterranean […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 47 – 08 January 2021

Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and on the Central Mediterranean […]

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UN fears ‘massive’ COVID transmission in Ethiopia’s Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally begin to access the region two months after fighting began. Hospitals have been looted, even destroyed. A new U.N. report based on the first […]

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Abiy Ahmed and the Consolidation of Ethiopia’s Dictatorship

As Ethiopia heads toward the delayed elections tentatively now rescheduled for June 5, 2021, Ahmed’s fight not only undercuts his chief rival, who happens to be Tigrayan but enables him to use emergency powers to further erode democracy. Source: National Interest | Michael Rubin Africa has, for decades, been a democracy success story albeit one too often […]

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Suspected Chinese hackers stole camera footage from African Union

Source: Reuters | Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As diplomats gathered at the African Union’s headquarters earlier this year to prepare for its annual leaders’ summit, employees of the international organization made a disturbing discovery. Someone was stealing footage from their own security cameras. Acting on a tip from Japanese cyber researchers, the African Union’s […]