Human rights violations in Tigray
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

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

Bolsonaro faces senate inquiry as pandemic worsens in Brazil and other stories

Today we look at a Senate inquiry into Brazil’s Covid response, protest actions by port workers and drivers in the US,the Biden administration’s approval of a weapons deal with the UAE, and civilian killings by Eritrean troops in Tigray

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