The diversity of the city on the fringes of Oromia and Somali regions is also a recipe for turbulent politics. Efrem Mulat describes 23 October ... 2019 as a "dark day" unlike any he had seen before. He was no stranger to protests and street violence - but he actually had not brushed with death.
As chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, US Congress representative Karen Bass (Democrat-California) has the tricky ... task of threading the needle on the proper congressional response to the conflict in Tigray. She also represents part of Los Angeles, home to the nation’s second-largest Ethiopian diaspora community after Washington, DC.
Although Ethiopia experienced an average 9.4% growth in the last decade, it is currently looking to restructure $1bn of its sovereign debt (totalling ... $25bn in 2020). In January 2021, after nearly a year with Covid-19, it joined the G20 Debt Service Suspension initiative (DSSI). Given the ongoing ripple effects of the pandemic and conflict in its Tigray region, how is the country handling debt renegotiations?
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In a speech on 15 July to kick-start a national project, “Decent Life” (حياه كريمة), Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ... stated that the country’s national security is a “red line" that cannot be crossed. It’s not the first time the former chief of military intelligence has warned against testing the nation’s threshold when it comes to matters of national security and sovereignty. But this warning came ten days after Ethiopia began the second filling of its contentious Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The armed conflict that broke out on 3 November 2020 between, primarily, the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and the armed forces of ... the Tigray Regional Government has resulted in an immeasurable loss, injury, and damage to all parties.
Less than a week after declaring Abiy Ahmed the winner of the national election, against the backdrop of the unilateral ceasefire in Tigray, ... Ethiopia is set to take new military measures. This comes amidst pressure from long-term developmental partners for a negotiated ceasefire to stop the fighting in Tigray and contain famine that risks spilling over into neighbouring nations.