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Ethiopia and Eritrea Trade Accusations Over Grand Dam ‘Attack’

Ethiopia and Eritrea Trade Accusations Over Grand Dam ‘Attack’

Ethiopia and Eritrea Trade Accusations Over Grand Dam ‘Attack’ (Newsweek) — Eritrea has denied any involvement in an alleged plan to attack an under-construction Ethiopian dam, which is set to become the biggest hydropower dam in Africa. Ethiopia’s deputy government spokesman, Zadig Abrha, told the state-run Fana Broadcasting Corporation that 20 members of an Eritrean […]

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Eritrea Denies Knowledge of Group Linked to Ethiopian Plot

Eritrea Denies Knowledge of Group Linked to Ethiopian Dam Plot   (Araabi News) — Eritrea’s government denied any knowledge of a rebel group that an Ethiopian broadcaster said had plotted to attack the country’s flagship hydropower plant. Ethiopian security forces killed 13 members of the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement who had traveled from Eritrea […]

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 10: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn speaks during the press conference regard to the COP 21 in Paris, France on November 10, 2015. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region By Yohannes Woldemariam (The Huffington Post) — The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn claims Al-Shabab is diminishing with Ethiopian support to the Somali government. He also told BBC Africa editor, Mary Harper, that “Ethiopians are satisfied with the system of government in the country.” During […]

President Isaias: TPLF Regime in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

President Isaias: TPLF Regime in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

President Isaias: TPLF Regime in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) By Bereket Kidane, (Tesfa News) — President Isaias Afewerki in his January 2017 interview with local journalists broadcast live on Eri-TV said that TPLF, re-baptized as EPRDF to divide Ethiopia along ethnic lines and subjugate it, has ended up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) wing […]

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Eritrea: A Potential U.S. Counterterror Partner in the Horn of Africa

Eritrea: A Potential U.S.  Counterterror Partner  in the Horn of Africa By Kaitlin Lavinder (The Cipher Brief) — Instability and terrorism in the Horn of Africa, along with a massive conflict on the other side of the Red Sea in Yemen, threaten U.S. interests in the region. Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Bronwyn […]

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The PM of Russia said Moscow is interested in helping to end violence in Africa

The PM of Russia said Moscow is interested in helping to end violence in Africa MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is interested in providing its assistance in resolution of crises in Africa as well as in further development of the mutually beneficial cooperation with Eritrea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Russia is interested in rendering assistance in solving problems in Africa and settling conflicts on the […]

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Eritrea: President Isaias Sends Message to Foreign Leaders

Eritrea: President Isaias Sends Message to Foreign Leaders Asmara (shabait)— President Isaias Afwerki sent a message to several Heads of State and Government on the advent of the New Year once again drawing their attention to continued injustices meted to Eritrea. The President underlined that such indefensible acts not only contravene fundamental tenets of international […]

Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold – Atlantic Council

Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold – Atlantic Council

AFRICA CENTER:  Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold DECEMBER 2016 BRONWYN BRUTON Introduction (Atlantic Council) — The Horn of Africa, long recognized as one of the world’s most unstable regions, is undergoing a round of seismic shifts. Massive and sustained anti-government demonstrations in Ethiopia have laid bare the fundamental brutality and instability of the ruling […]

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Ethiopians who fled over land rights now face eviction from Calais “Jungle”

By Sally Hayden CALAIS, France (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Deep in the Calais “Jungle” migrant camp in northern France, hundreds of Oromo Ethiopians set up their own school. An Irish volunteer came to teach classes during the day, but at other times groups of Oromo men, and a few women, gathered to discuss the news […]

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22% of the 160,000 Ethiopian Refugees are from Tigray State – EU

FB: Eritrean Press 60% were found to be Ethiopians while trying to enter EU claiming they are Eritreans or Somalis. 07 July 2016 – The European Union (EU), through its EU Trust Fund, has made a commitment of 100 million Euros to curb the flow of migrants fleeing Ethiopia by mitigating pushing factors through the […]

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Why This Time’s Different for the Border Clashes Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Samuel Ramani, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (World Politics Review) –On June 12, an uneasy peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea that had lasted 16 years came to a dramatic end, as border clashes claimed 200 Ethiopian lives and an unknown number of Eritrean casualties. While both countries blamed each other for escalating hostilities, the causes of […]

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The GCC Is Expanding To Eritrea, And It’s Not Good For Ethiopia

GEOPOLITICS Islamic civilization By Andrew Korybko (Katehon) — Add to it the Qatari soldiers that have already been present on the ground for a few years to “mediate” the border dispute with Djibouti, and the most important members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have unexpectedly converged in what many might think to be among […]

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TPLF sends troops to Djibouti

FB: Eritrean Press — 05 July 2016 – Intelligent sources have reported that the separatist Tigray Liberation Front, the Ethiopian ruling party, dispatched a large-scale military to Djibouti, near the Eritrean port of Assab (Aseb). The United States, which is informed of the soldiers movement, has chosen to ignore the latest TPLF activities in the […]

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US-Arab cold war in the Horn of Africa

Note: This article is being widely distributed by the TPLF associate media outlets (Africa Intelligence) — Ethiopia, a staunch ally of the United States, will have its work cut out to contain the hostility of its Eritrean and Egyptian neighbors, who in turn have support from certain Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

Passangers wait for public transport at a bus-stop in Eritrea's capital Asmara, February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Eritrea escapes U.N. Security Council referral over human rights

UN investigation has said Eritrea leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity, including rape and enslaving hundreds of thousands of people By Tom Miles GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters) – Eritrea may escape censure by the U.N. Security Council over its human rights record after the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a watered-down resolution against […]

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France deported dozens of migrants to high-risk countries in violation of international law

‘These migrants have probably suffered inhuman treatment upon arrival,’ human-rights groups have warned. By Elsa Buchanan (IBTimes) — In 2015, France expelled or deported more than 10,500 migrants from its territory, including peopleseeking asylum from poverty or war that were eligible for refugee status, in a violation of international laws and conventions. As the migrant […]

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US and Eritrea reached behind door deal to water down COI recommendations

(dehai) — Understanding the gravity and magnitude of the COI recommendations to refer Eritrea to international court for the alleged crimes against humanity, Eritrean government has finally granted a visa to assistant secretary to African Affairs to visit Asmara and meet the president himself. The behind door deal is for eritrea to enter into a […]

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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of contemplating full-scale war

(VOA News) — The government of Eritrea told the U.N. Human Rights Council that its neighbor Ethiopia is planning to launch a full scale war against its territory. Eritrean and Ethiopian troops recently clashed along their border. The countries are blaming one another for starting recent hostilities that included heavy border fighting around the Tserona […]

Is targeting Eritrea in the name of human rights really out of concern for the human rights of the Eritrean people or a pretext to impose a specific agenda against Eritrea?

Thousands of Diaspora Eritreans Rally Against COI Report in Geneva

By Daniel Berhane, (Tesfa News) — Thousands of Eritreans from across Europe flocked to Geneva to protest against the recent manoeuvre by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in Eritrea, which is making a false politically motivated accusations and request the referral of Eritrea to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Since early morning […]

Photo: Bullet-riddled buildings and broken railway tracks testify to the heavy fighting seen by Massawa during Eritrea's conflict with Ethiopia which took place from 1998 to 2000. Ctedit: UN Photo/Milton Grant.

Eritrea-Ethiopia: UN, AU, EU Can Avert War and Trigger Peace

Analysis by Reinhardt Jacobsen * BRUSSELS (IDN) – While UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged both Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise “maximum restraint and refrain from any act or statement that could exacerbate the situation”, reports gathered by IDN from several independent sources close to the border between the two countries and in Eritrea, underscore […]

TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi

TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi

By Amanuel Biedemariam (Tesfanews) — In 1998-2000, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) unleashed a deadly war against the people of Eritrea under the pretext of a boarder dispute. Soon thereafter it was evident that the agenda was and remains regime change and access to sea for greater (Abay) Tigray. However, after over 120,000 Ethiopian and […]

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