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

Extrajudicial Killings Leave 45 Dead in Ethiopia, Group Says

Government security forces killed at least 60 civilians in an attack in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region last month, a state-run human rights body said. Ethiopia’s government security forces killed at least 45 civilians in a massacre in Amhara state in late January, the independent state-affiliated Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Tuesday. A statement said the […]

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Ethiopia to Replace Tigray Region Leadership

Parliament declared Tigray regional administration as illegal and voted to replace it BY CARA ANNA | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ethiopia moved Saturday to replace the leadership of the country’s defiant northern Tigray region, where deadly clashes between regional and federal government forces are fueling fears the major African power is sliding into civil war. Tigray’s […]

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Ethnic Tensions Could See Ethiopia Descending into Civil War

State of emergency restores calm but fissures remain in fragile federation By James Jeffrey | for Irish Times, No longer are bands of young men marauding on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, trying to set fire to foreign-owned factories. Nearly two months into Ethiopia’s six-month state of emergency, it appears to be […]

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Another Civil War Looming in the Horn of Africa

By Dawit Giorgis, A civil war, and possibly genocide, is in the making in the Horn of Africa, in Ethiopia. The most recent events characterized by regular countrywide demonstrations in defiance of a government ban, by the two largest ethnic groups, the Oromos and the Amharas, have demonstrated once again the power of a marginalized […]

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Moment of Truth for the People of Tigray

By Amanuel Biedemariam, Ethiopia is facing the most dangerous times in its history. The pressures are mounting by the second. In a manner unheard or unseen anywhere, and in a manner uncharacteristic of world leadership that traditionally tries to quell fear while trying to send messages that express the presence of calm and stability during […]

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PM Hailemariam Warn of a Looming Civil War in Ethiopia

By Emmanuel Igunza | for BBC Africa, Activists from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have called for more anti-government protests this weekend, days after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the northern city of Gondar. They say they will hold countrywide protests against what they describe as continued killings and other abuses by the […]

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