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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 […]

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

The Ethiopian 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. The protests erupted following alarmist reports about the state of health of one of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s opponents. […]

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Ethiopia: Continuous resignations around Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

This is the second resignation in a little over a month of an administrative official close to the current government in Ethiopia. The head of the job creation commission has resigned. Ephrem Tekle announced it on Friday. Officially for “personal reasons”. In June, the investment commissioner had done the same. So did the health minister […]

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Covid-19: Fifteen African countries threatened by a food crisis, FAO and WFP warned

According to a joint analysis by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 15 “at-risk” African countries are threatened by a food crisis. These are the countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, […]

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Attorney General Dismisses Amnesty Report as Fundamentally Flawed

The Federal Attorney General dismissed the Amnesty International report issued in May 2020 under the title “Beyond Law Enforcement: Human Rights Violations by Ethiopian Security Forces in Amhara and Oromia” as fundamentally flawed. In a statement it sent to ENA today, the Attorney General said it had formed a committee drawn from the attorney bureaus […]

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Negotiations have resumed on the Renaissance dam

Tripartite negotiations have quietly resumed on the Renaissance dam in a rather peculiar context, after a week of violence in Ethiopia. The negotiators had agreed to meet again on Monday 6 July in plenary session, after a weekend in which the three countries concerned maintained their positions. While Ethiopia was still taking stock of the […]

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Eighty-one dead in Ethiopia after two days of demonstrations

Two days of protests in Ethiopia, following the death of a famous singer from the Oromo majority ethnic group, have resulted in the deaths of 81 people and increased political and community tensions that threaten the democratic transition, initiated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The singer Hachalu Hundessa, whose highly political lyrics expressed the frustrations […]

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Army announces death of rebel Kerbino Wol in South Sudan

Only ten days after launching his rebel group, Kerbino Wol was killed. The former soldier who became entrepreneur and philanthropist had been imprisoned for twenty months. Released in January, he had decided early June to found a rebel group, the October 7 Movement. Defense spokesman said he was shot dead with three fighters “when he […]

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Reconciliation dialogue started between Somalia and Somaliland in Djibouti

The presidents of Somalia and the former province of British Somalia that seceded in 1991, called Somaliland, met face to face for the first time on Sunday 14 June in Djibouti. Officially, it was a “consultation summit” intended, above all, to open negotiations on the conflictual relations between the two capitals. After being greeted on […]

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