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TPLF’s war on Ethiopian gov’t is a US-EU backed ploy to thwart cooperation in the Horn of Africa, says former Ethiopian diplomat

The coalition of nine ethnic groups formed in Washington D.C to fight the Ethiopian government is merely a psy-op and does not exist on the ground, diplomat Mohamed Hassan told Pavan Kulkarni

While pressure mounts on Ethiopian govt. to declare ceasefire, TPLF continues attacks in north

While the airstrikes by the federal government on targets in Tigray made headlines, the advance of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front in the neighboring States of Amhara and Afar is largely ignored, despite the fact that the lives of hundreds of survivors of its atrocities are at stake

South Korean workers strike for secure employment and public services and other stories

Today we look at the strike for secure work and public services in South Korea, the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and airstrikes by the government, and more

As US sanctions loom over Ethiopia, who is the real target?

An executive order by Joe Biden makes way for sanctions on all main parties fighting in northern Ethiopia. However, diplomatic positions taken by the US make it evident that the primary target is the Ethiopian federal government, and not the TPLF which has been accused of multiple massacres and human rights violations

Warrior Met Coal strike completes 4 months amid repression in the US and other stories

Today we look at the 4 month long strike by Warrior Met Coal workers in the US, the fatal shooting of a Palestinian child by Israeli forces in the Occupied West Bank, and more

As TPLF’s offensive continues, Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia face increased threats

On July 29, hundreds protested outside the UNHCR office in Ethiopia’s capital, demanding safe relocation of the 24,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray’s two remaining camps in Mai Tsebri town which fell to the TPLF’s offensive in mid-July

Tigray conflict Ethiopia Famine looms over northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war re-escalates

With seasonal rains on the horizon, the one chance to avert a full blown famine in Tigray and parts of neighboring Amhara and Afar, already reeling under a severe food shortage, may be lost if the fighting does not cease

Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

With historic win in elections, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed consolidates power

Despite the numerous shortcomings, the participation of 46 political parties in an election with a voter registration of 78% and voter turnout of above 90%, was a major milestone in Ethiopia’s democratization

Ethiopia’s election hints at new possibilities, throws up fresh challenges

The recent elections in Ethiopia are a major test for prime minister Abiy Ahmed and his agenda of building a larger national identity even as he has faced severe criticism after the civil war in Tigray

Eritrea acknowledges presence of troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray State, commits to withdrawal

This is the first official acknowledgement by Eritrea of the presence of its troops in Tigray where they have been accused of committing human rights violations

UN official warns of increasing violence, famine in Tigray region in Ethiopia

The UN Security Council discussed the crisis in the Tigray region amid increasing reports of atrocities. UN officials Michelle Bachelet and Mark Lowcock also called for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the region

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