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Ethiopia’s warring parties sign deal for truce implementation

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya The Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces have now signed an agreement detailing the roadmap for implementation of a peace deal. The agreement signed on Saturday is to facilitated the truce agreed to during negotiations in South Africa this month. Representatives from the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been meeting in Nairobi since Monday… Read More
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Ethiopia: Tigray conflict factions agree to ceasefire

– – Factions in the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have agreed to ceasefire, according to mediators. On Wednesday in the South African capital Pretoria, the agreement was signed which is expected to allow humanitarian supplies to Tigray to be restored. African Union mediator Olusegun Obasanjo, who welcomed delegates from the government and the Tigray forces to the… Read More
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Ethiopia: New date set for Tigray peace talks in South Africa

– – Ethiopian government officials have said that a new date has been set by the African Union (AU) for the start of peace talks to resolve the Tigray conflict. The talks will now take place on Monday October 24 in South Africa, according to the Ethiopian government. Redwan Hussein, the Ethiopian prime minister’s national security adviser, confirmed that the… Read More
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Ethiopia: Federal government forces take control of key towns in Tigray

– – The Ethiopian federal government has taken control of three towns in Tigray, north of the country, it said in a statement on Tuesday. “The ENDF has taken control of towns of Shire, Alamata and Korem without fighting in Urban areas,” the statement said. According to the government taking back these towns and other key structures would help accelerate… Read More
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Ethiopia: AU condemned over delayed Tigrayan peace talks

– – Some political parties in the rebel-held Tigray region of Ethiopia have condemned the African Union mediation efforts aimed at ending the conflict in the region. Last weekend the African Union was expected to mediate talks in South Africa. This time, the AU special envoy and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, with the support of former Kenyan President Uhuru… Read More
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Ethiopian Airlines pilots miss runway after falling asleep

Two Ethiopian Airlines pilots missed an airport runway after falling asleep at 37,000ft in the air. The pilots could not land the plane at the first time of asking. The crew were finally woken up by the autopilot alarm before finally and safely landing the plane. Air traffic reportedly tried to contact them after they overshot the point of descent… Read More
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Ethnic clashes kill dozens in Ethiopia

– – Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in western Ethiopia following an outbreak of ethnic violence. Rebels from the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) have reportedly attacked remote villages where ethnic Amharas live. Several homes have been set ablaze in the violence which begun on Saturday. The regional government has also blamed the OLA government for the violence. In… Read More
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Ethiopia: Reports of ethnic cleansing in western Tigray zone

– – Amhara regional security forces and civilian authorities in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray Zone are alleged to have committed widespread abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020. In a report released on Wednesday, two human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the abuses amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Ethiopian authorities have severely restricted access and… Read More
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Norwegian Refugee Council suspension lifted in Ethiopia

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been informed by the Ethiopian authorities that the five-month long suspension on its humanitarian work has been lifted. The Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) ordered the suspension at the end of July citing the advocacy of NRC on humanitarian needs and access in the country, and a number of administrative issues relating to… Read More
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Abiy Ahmed faces first test as Ethiopians vote

– – Ethiopians are voting in regional and parliamentary elections as ethnic tensions deepen and hunger worsens. It is the first test of the popular vote for the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his Prosperity Party since he took power in 2018. The polls which were supposed to have been held last August were delayed due coronavirus pandemic. Nearly a fifth of… Read More