IPIS Briefing January 2021 – Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

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 state. Thus far, however, the core leadership is at large, and the campaign has further exposed the country’s political fragility, pushing it […]

19/01/2021 News and Commentaries

‘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 soldier killed in Ethiopia-Tigray conflict’ Anadolu Agency Anthony Blinken | Actions of the Ethiopian federal government could […]

17/01/2021 News and Commentaries – Tigray War

‘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 first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking […]

11/01/2021 News And Commentaries

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 Assab that is operated by the UAE, formerly used as a base for its military […]

09/01/2021 News and Commentaries – Tigray War

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 is not manageable. But we are here reclaiming peace and […]

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 […]

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

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 most at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in 2021, for the third year in a […]

07/01/2021 News and Commentaries – Tigray War

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 Forces (ENDF). It is true. The main mission of the ENDF is to safeguard our sovereignty. But we […]

05/01/2021 News and Commentary

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: Reporter  Desert outbreak in Ethiopia caused 356, 286 metric tonnes of cereal loss In a […]

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

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. … The number of those fleeing due to the armed conflict, which was renewed between the two […]