Ethiopia: Disputed Western Tigray Will be Settled in a Referendum

“A referendum will then be held to reach a final determination on the fate of these contested areas” Ethiopia’s federal government says the future of contested land in its northern Tigray region will be settled by a referendum, and hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced people will be returned. Monday’s announcement came one year after […]

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Dozens of civilians have been killed this month by drone strikes and house-to-house searches in Ethiopia's Amhara region

Conflict in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region Kills Dozens

“Government forces committed extrajudicial killings against civilians.” – Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Dozens of civilians have been killed this month by drone strikes and house-to-house searches in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, where authorities have touted security gains since the conflict erupted in July, a state-appointed human rights commission said on Monday. The fighting between state forces […]

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Red Sea Security Council

Somalia Rejects Ethiopia’s Bid to Gain Direct Red Sea Port Access

Somalia rejects an appeal from Ethiopia to enter into negotiations with a view to granting it access to a Red Sea port. Somalia rejected an appeal from Ethiopia to enter into negotiations with a view to granting it access to a Red Sea port. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last week warned that his country’s […]

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Public frustration, intra-party tensions and the fragility of the interim Tigray administration

Violent Suppression of Tigray Protests Exposes Internal Powder Keg

Crackdown on opposition protest lays bare public frustration, intra-party tensions and the fragility of the interim Tigray administration. Internal political strife in Ethiopia’s Tigray region boiled over in early September when authorities used force to suppress opposition parties and demonstrators, who claim the interim administration has not fulfilled its post-war promises. Frictions arose after three […]

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Sudan Political Parties meeting in Asmara

Sudan Political Parties Meet in Eritrea

Leaders of the Sudanese Democratic Bloc and other political parties and entities have met in Asmara to discuss critical issues related to the ongoing conflict in Sudan. A high-level delegation representing the Sudanese Democratic Bloc, alongside other political parties and entities, has arrived in the Eritrean capital of Asmara. Upon their arrival, the leaders of […]

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TPLF authorities should halt the crackdown on people exercising their right to free expression - Tigray opposition protests

TPLF Police Beat, Arrest Opposition Supporters in Tigray

“Tigrayan authorities should halt the crackdown on people exercising their right to free expression, urgently release those arbitrarily detained & initiate investigations into police forces that beat and abused peaceful protesters.” – Amnesty International Police in Ethiopia’s war-scarred region of Tigray arrested and baton-charged opposition leaders and supporters ahead of planned demonstrations on Thursday, a […]

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Sudan Generals: Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, the head of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Sudan Generals Unwilling to End Fighting – UN

Sudan Generals: Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, the head of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The two worked together, and carried out a coup together – now their battle for supremacy is tearing Sudan apart. The UN’s top aid official […]

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