Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ethiopia: Abiy Sets A June 2021 Election Schedule

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Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election on June 5, the electoral board said on Friday, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed seeks to quell political...

IGAD Heads of State Fail on Firm, Fair Stand on Critical, Somalia-Related Issues

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A communiqué issued at the end of the 38th extraordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of States of 20th  December...

Ethiopia: U.S. Senators Draft Resolution to Sanction Ethiopian Military, Political Officials

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Two US senators representing Idaho and Maryland have introduced a resolution that calls for targeted sanctions on Ethiopian military and political officials, it was...

Why has civil war returned to Ethiopia? The Economist Explains.

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Ethnic divisions have thrown Africa’s second-most-populous country into renewed conflict BY SOME RECKONINGS Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, but it is far...

What Next for Ethiopia and Its Neighbours: Somalia and Eritrea?

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From a historical standpoint, the current conflict in Ethiopia fits within an established political pattern. There have been power struggles between the centre and the border...

Ethiopia May Lose $975 million EU Budget Support Over Tigray Conflict

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European Union officials are considering suspending budget support to Ethiopia because of the month-long conflict in the Horn of Africa nation’s Tigray region. The EU...

Avoiding a Bloodbath in Ethiopia’s Mekelle

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Fighting between the Ethiopian army and Tigray forces has arrived near the region’s biggest city, home to half a million residents. Addis Ababa should...

Mekella Push Did Not End Tigray Forces Fighting

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The head of local forces in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray says they are still fighting near the city of Mekelle, which was seized...

Ethiopia’s Army Says It Is In Control Of Tigray Capital

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Ethiopia's army said Saturday it was in control of the capital of the Tigray region, and was hunting for its dissident leaders. The announcement came...

Ethiopia’s Tigray Forces Claim Battle Win, Global Alarm Grows

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Tigrayan forces said on Tuesday they had destroyed an Ethiopian army division in battles to control the northern region where a three-week-old war has...