Muktar Mohamed Ware, Ethiopia Ambassador to Somalia

Somalia Expels Ethiopian Ambassador

Mogadishu also shuts down Addis Ababa’s consulates in Hargeisa and Garowe amid rising tension over sovereignty. Somalia has expelled the Ethiopian ambassador from the country on Thursday and ordered the closure of two consulates in the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Somaliland. It accused Ethiopia of infringing on Somalia’s “sovereignty and internal affairs”. Additionally, Somalia recalled […]

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Commercial bank of Ethiopia suffer loses due to system error

Ethiopia’s Commercial Bank Lost Billions Over Software Glitch

“Customers who withdrew more money than was in their accounts because of a glitch cannot “escape” the law.” – CBE president. Within hours, Ethiopia’s State-owned Commercial Bank reportedly suffered a loss of billion of Birr due to a “system error” that affects mainly its online banking system. This mishap has turned into a bonanza for […]

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Government security forces killed at least 60 civilians in an attack in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region of Merawi. (Photo: @AbiyAhmedAli/Twitter)

Ethiopia May Revoke Plan to Recognize Somaliland

■ Deal with breakaway region for sea access angered Somalia. US, UN urged a regional approach to de-escalate tensions. Ethiopia is considering scrapping a plan to recognize the breakaway state of Somaliland, amid international pressure to defuse regional tensions over the proposal, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Taye Dendea sacked and detained through bogus charges

Ethiopia: Taye Dendea Detained for Alleged Coup Plot

Ethiopian police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a former state minister, accusing him of “collaborating” with rebel fighters. Ethiopia’s state minister of peace has been fired and arrested on accusations he conspired with rebel groups to overthrow the government, state media reported on Tuesday. The move against Taye Dendea, a senior member of Prime Minister […]

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Why is Ethiopia's Abiy threatening its Red Sea neighbors

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed A New Threat to Regional Peace

The last thing the region needs is another conflict that diverts attention and resources from social and economic development. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently revealed his ambition to secure a seaport for his landlocked country through diplomatic negotiations or military force. This is yet another alarming threat to the security of the troubled Horn […]

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Security Council Lifts Arms Embargo on Federal Government of Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2714 (2023)

UN Security Council Lifts Arms Embargo on Somalia Government

Recognizing the benchmarks reached in implementing the security transition, the Somalia Transition Plan, and the national security architecture, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution lifting the arms embargo on the Federal Government of Somalia. The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted on Friday to remove the final restrictions on weapons deliveries to Somalia’s government […]

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President Isaias held talks with President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council

Eritrea and Sudan’s Leaders Meet in Asmara

In a move reflecting an intent for stronger bilateral ties and regional collaboration, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea and General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, the President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, convened in Asmara. The meeting, a significant stride towards mutual cooperation, took place amid the participation of high-ranking officials from both nations.

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Red Sea Security Council

Is Landlocked Ethiopia Starting Another War Over Ports in HoA?

Ethiopia’s tone on securing its own seaport on the Red Sea is seen as either a distraction from domestic policy failures or the start of another regional war. Since 1991 when Eritrea gained independence from neighboring Ethiopia, one of the world’s oldest countries and Africa’s second most populous country, has been landlocked. With Eritrea in […]

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