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Ethiopia’s Other Conflicts

November 23, 2020//-The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has cost hundreds of lives and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing to Sudan over the past three weeks.

Tigray Conflict Sets Off New Wave of Refugees

Ethiopian refugees fleeing fighting in Tigray province queue to receive supplies at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images Cristiano d’Orsi, University of Johannesburg November 23, 2020//-In early November Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military offensive against forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in the […]

What Lies Behind the War in Tigray?

Ethiopian soldiers in 2005 on a hilltop outpost overlooking the northern town of Badme, in the Tigray region. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images Asafa Jalata, University of Tennessee November 20, 2020//-At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics and the […]

Tigray Refugees Recount the Horrors of Ethiopia’s New Conflict

Hamdayet & Um Rakuba camp & Village 8, Sudan/, November 19, 2020//-The refugees trekked for days to cross the border, dodging airstrikes and well-armed soldiers in their country’s escalating civil war. Many are now sleeping out in the open in isolated towns, or under trees in a dusty displacement camp unused for decades.

Ethiopia’s PM Promises ‘Final’ Offensive in Tigray

November 17, 2020//-Ethiopia’s leader has warned that “the final and crucial” military operation will soon be launched against the rulers of the country’s rebellious northern Tigray region.

Mo Ibrahim: African Governance Going Backwards for First Time in a Decade

November 17, 2020//-Africa’s governance performance has declined for the first time in a decade, according to Sudanese telecoms billionaire Mo Ibrahim’s 2020 Index of African Governance.

Ethiopia Tigray Crisis: Rockets Hit Outskirts of Eritrea Capital

November 15, 2020//-Rockets have been fired from the restive Tigray region of Ethiopia across the border at the capital of Eritrea, local media and diplomats say.

Ethiopia Conflict Worsens Rapidly As Thousands Flee To Sudan

November 14, 2020//-A war between Ethiopia’s federal government and the country’s restive Tigray region has escalated dramatically in the second week of the conflict amid reports that thousands have fled the region and scores of civilians have been massacred, rights groups say. 

Catalogue of Failures Behind Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Mozambique

Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol the streets in Mocimboa da Praia following an attack by suspected Islamists in October 2018. Adrien Barbier/AFP via Getty Images Cristiano d’Orsi, University of Johannesburg November 9, 2020//-Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, has been under attack for three years. The violence was triggered in 2017 when armed […]

Côte d’Ivoire’s Turbulent Past Remains Front and Centre in Presidential Poll

Residents flee after demonstrators are dispersed in the Cocody district of Abidjan on October 19, 2020, during a protest against a third term for Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara. Photo by Patrick Fort/AFP via Getty Images Arsène Brice Bado, The Jesuit University of CERAP An air of fear and uncertainty looms large over the presidential elections […]

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