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Addis Ababa continues to seek the leaders of the Tigrayan party after ‘‘winning’’ over the dissident Tigray government

The Ethiopian federal state claims to have won the victory over the dissident Tigray government. On Monday 30 November, the government defended its action and the record of military operations after more than three weeks of conflict. But the leaders of the TPLF say the struggle is not over. Addis Ababa continues to seek the […]

Ethiopia: As the 72-hour ultimatum is over, Abiy Ahmed ordered army to conduct the “last phase” of the Mekele offensive

The battle of Mekele is said to have begun. The Prime Minister announced that the 72-hour ultimatum given to the TPLF and the ruling Tigray region had expired. The army was therefore ordered to conduct the “last phase” of the offensive launched on 4 November. The federal army is said to be on the verge […]

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Ethiopia: The federal army would have control of Alamata in the southern Tigray, Government said

It is still difficult to really get a clear picture of the situation in Tigray, where communications are still cut off. Nevertheless, since it launched its offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front 13 days ago, the Ethiopian government continues to communicate its successes on the ground. The government has announced a new catch. The […]

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Ethiopia: Tigray’s officials claimed responsibility for shooting of rockets on Asmara airport

In a major escalation in the conflict that has now lasted twelve days between Ethiopia and the breakaway northern province of Tigray, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks on the capital of neighboring Eritrea on Saturday, accusing it of collaborating with Ethiopian forces.   Several rockets, four, according to […]

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Ethiopia: Amnesty denounces massacre of a large number of civilian in Tigray

This is the first time that a large number of civilian deaths have been reported since the beginning of the conflict in Tigray. Telecommunications and roads are still cut off in this region where the federal Ethiopian Defence Forces and the ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been fighting since early November in the […]

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Ethiopia: Gun attack in Western Ethiopia leaves 12 dead

At least 12 people were killed on Monday, October 12, by unidentified gunmen in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State in the western part of the country. A new drama as several massacres with sometimes ethnic overtones have bloodied this area in recent months. Local authorities insisted that the killing had no ethnic roots. However, the versions diverge. […]

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Ethiopian Shura Kitata wins the 40th London Marathon in a special contest

The world stars of marathons had an appointment this Sunday for the London Marathon. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was reserved for the elite of the discipline with a restricted course around Buckingham Palace and reinforced sanitary measures. Great shock on the London Marathon: undefeated for seven years, Eliud Kipchoge cracked at […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: France appoints a new ambassador to Abidjan one month away from a high-risk presidential election

His predecessor, Gilles Huberson, was recalled in September for an administrative investigation following accusations of harassment. The appointment of Jean-Christophe Belliard was ratified in the Council of Ministers in Yamoussoukro on Wednesday, September 29. Jean-Christophe Belliard, 61, was until this summer Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, in charge of political affairs. […]

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Renaissance Dam: Still no agreement despite ten days of negotiations

After another failure of the negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Sudan proposes a summit meeting. According to Khartoum, the meeting at ministerial level cannot resolve the outstanding issues. This must now be done at the level of the leaders of the three countries. Started in early August under […]

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Ethiopia: Orormia State in turmoil after Jawar Mohammed announced sick in prison

The Human Rights Commission is “deeply alarmed” by the “excessive use of force” by the authorities in the Oromia region. There have been reports of deaths since the beginning of the week during suppressed protests. These have all stemmed from alarmist reports about the state of health of one of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s opponents. […]

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