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UN aid convoy reaches Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | An additional aid convoy has entered Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northernmost Tigray region, aiming to reach 43,000 people with emergency relief food and 24,000 vulnerable mothers and children with nutritionally fortified food, the United Nations World Food Program said Friday evening. A convoy of 50 trucks …

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UN official pushes for prevention of sexual violence in northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | A UN official on Tuesday urged the Ethiopian government to promptly sign onto an agreement with the world body to prevent conflict-related sexual violence. Pramila Patten, the UN secretary-general’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, said extreme brutality and sexual violence have been hallmarks …

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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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IN THE INDEPENDENT: The war in Ethiopia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The war in Ethiopia: America piles pressure on PM Abiy THE LAST WORD Uganda’s self-inflicted wounds: How our country has imposed draconian COVID-19 restrictions in spite of glaring evidence that they are not …

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Power of social media

Expert reveals how it shaped 2021 election Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a growing trend of domestic political actors deploying targeted disinformation schemes in several African countries; Uganda inclusive, according to Tessa Knight, a South Africa-based researcher with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). Knight …

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Sudan summons Ethiopian ambassador after 29 bodies found in river

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned the Ethiopian Ambassador to Khartoum as the Sudanese authorities found 29 bodies in a border river. “On Aug. 30, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Ambassador of Ethiopia in Khartoum after the Sudanese authorities, during …

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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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