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Ethiopian govt urges US to stop spreading false information

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Ethiopian government on Thursday urged the U.S. government and organizations to cease spreading false information regarding the country’s current situation. The Ethiopian government has warned the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa and organizations against their continued practice of spreading false information, state-television Ethiopian …

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The war in Ethiopia

America piles pressure on PM Abiy ETHIOPIA | THE INDEPENDENT | On Nov.05, most international news agencies carried one major story about developments in the war in Ethiopia. ‘Nine Ethiopian factions to form alliance against government,’ proclaimed the media agencies. Most listed only the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), a splinter …

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Museveni: Africa needs new focus to progress

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has urged African political leaders and African people in general to shun the politics of identity that characterized most of the post-independence Africa. He noted that politic of identity that was mostly based on tribes and religions were counterproductive, diversionary …

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Understanding Ethiopia’s conflict in Tigray

The conflagration between well-armed factions inside of Ethiopia could force Addis Ababa to abandon its role of regional anchor state | THE INDEPENDENT | For the judicious observer of Ethiopia’s ethnic politics, there have been signs of ominous tensions between Tigray and the central government since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy …

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‘Ethiopian army in full control of Tigray capital ‘

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA |  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Saturday that the “full command” of the Tigray regional state capital, Mekelle, marks the completion of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF)’s military operations. “The federal government is now fully in control of the city of …

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Ethiopia’s internal conflict explained

The East African country has descended into an increasingly bloody civil conflict | SIMON MARKS | Violence in Ethiopia’s northern state of Tigray has escalated in recent weeks, with hundreds of soldiers and an untold number of civilians killed in a worsening dispute between regional forces and the national government. …

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Ethiopia: All-out civil war possible

Troubled history provides clues why | FRANCESCA BALDWIN AND HEIKE I SCHMIDT | Ethiopia’s government, under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, is carrying out a military offensive in Tigray, Ethiopia’s most northern state. A six month state of emergency has been declared in the region. Dozens of casualties have been reported …

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