What are the war aims of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia in Tigray?

(Source: Eritreahub.org, by Martin Plaut, 23 January 2021) – The Tigray war has turned into an all-out conflict, pitting Tigrayan forces loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation front (TPLF) against Ethiopian federal troops, the Eritrean army, Amhara militia and – as revealed this week – Somali soldiers. Despite what would seem to be overwhelming odds […]

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American witness on Eritrean troops killing and raping in Aksum: “Eritrean soldiers had been told to kill all Tigrayan males over the age of four.”

(Source: EEPA, 21 January 2021) – Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn […]

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Ethiopia-Tigray Cricis: HORN Situation Report

(Source: EEPA) – Killings, destructions, looting hospitals and empty towns, an exclusive look inside Tigray with English subtitles produced by VRT Belgian Public Broadcast Service – subtitle in English. Ethiopia Situation (Tigray) – Regional Refugee Preparedness and Response Plan December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-31-20-December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-32-21-December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-33-22-December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-34-23-December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-35-24-December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-36-25-December 2020 Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-37-26-December 2020 […]

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US Secretary of State nominee states Ethiopia’s Tigray war as “aggression” and “the atrocities directed at the people of Tigray and Eritrean refugees” in Ethiopia

(By Mekete Tigray UK, 20 January 2021) – Washington DC – US Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said, on his Senate confirmation hearing, the war raging in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as an “aggression” and “we have seen deeply deeply concerning actions taken including a number of atrocities directed at the people of Tigray and […]

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Is Ethiopia coming together or falling apart?

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Ahmed Hassen, 19 January 2021) – Abiy and his Amhara supporters are in the ascendancy—but Ethiopia’s future is by no means assured. Nominally in an effort to restore law and order, the federal government led by Ethiopia’s peace prize-winning premier is engaged in a brutal conflict with the defiant erstwhile leaders of […]

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European Union directly accuses Eritrean troops being involved in fighting in Tigray war

(Source: European Union, 17 January 2021) – We need humanitarian access to Tigray as urgent first step towards peace in Ethiopia “There are regional spill-over effects of the conflict, with for instance Eritrean troops being involved in the military operations in Tigray and with Ethiopian troops being withdrawn from Somalia. The situation on the ground […]

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Human Rights Watch Report on Ethiopia Events of 2020

(Source: Human rights Watch, 13 january 2021) – The security and human rights situation in Ethiopia deteriorated as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed struggled to maintain order amid growing unrest and political tensions. The rights landscape was defined by ongoing abuses by government security forces, attacks on civilians by armed groups, deadly violence along communal and […]

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Human Rights Watch on Eritrea Events of 2020

(Source: Human Rights Watch, 13 January 2021) – Two years on from the peace deal with Ethiopia, Eritrea’s leadership has increased its regional and international diplomatic engagement, but without improving the plight of Eritreans through critical human rights reforms. Eritrea’s government remains one of the world’s most repressive, subjecting its population to widespread forced labor […]

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The Middle East Cold War Behind the Ethiopian Crisis

(Source: ISPI, by Federico Donelli, 07 January 2021) – The operation conducted by the Ethiopian Federal Army in the northern Tigray region threatens to trigger a further wave of instability in one of the most vulnerable areas of the world. Ethiopia is the keystone of a very fragile arc of instability that has Afghanistan on […]

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An appeal to all Eritrean people for your unconditional support to stand with the people of Tigray

(By Tekle Gebre, updated 03 January 2021) – As all Eritreans are aware of that Abiy is heavily support by Isaias Afewerki. The Eritrean Army is involved in the war on Tigray from the start of the war on 4th November 2020. The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Amhara Militias and the Eritrean Army have […]

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Eritrean refugees become target as old enemies join forces in chaos of Tigray conflict

(Source: The Independent, 03 January 2021) – Witnesses have begun to give accounts of the toll on civilians and the pervasive presence of Eritrean soldiers in the northern Ethiopian region, write Declan Walsh and Simon Marks As fighting raged across the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia in November, a group of soldiers arrived one day […]

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Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia and Sudan have fallen out over al-Fashaga

(Source: BBC News, By Alex De Waal Africa analyst, 03 January 2021) –  The armed clashes along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia are the latest twist in a decades-old history of rivalry between the two countries, though it is rare for the two armies to fight one another directly over territory. The immediate issue […]

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Tigray crisis: Eritrea’s role in Ethiopian conflict

(Source: BBC News, 31 December 2020) – In a sign of the changing political fortunes of a man who was once a pariah, Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has proven to be a staunch ally of Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, giving his troops much-needed support to fight the Tigray People’s […]

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Sudan army reports victories on Ethiopian border

(Source:  DabangaSudan.org, EL FASHAGA, 23 December 2020) – The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) report that they recaptured territory in the Salam Bir and Mahaj areas in El Gedaref from the Ethiopian army and armed militia. In video clips, soldiers from the armed forces said that they would continue their operations until all the occupied areas […]

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Sudan deploys troops in two additional border areas with Ethiopia

(Source: Sudan Tribune, 21 December 2020, GADAREF) – The Sudanese army retook control of new border areas from Ethiopian Amhara militias, as the head of the Sovereign Council returned to Khartoum after spending three days with his troops. Ethiopian troops ambushed a Sudanese force patrolling the border area killing an officer and three soldiers on […]

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Sudan army: ‘Border with Ethiopia is defined, we will not give up one inch of our land’

(Source: Middleeastmonitor.com, 19 December 2020) – The Sudanese army declared on Friday that the international borders with Ethiopia are clear and indisputable and that they “will not give up one inch” of their country’s territory. This came in a statement issued by the Sudanese Armed Forces’ (SAF) account on Facebook, two days after confrontations with […]

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