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Ethiopia is at Risk of Becoming a Failed State! What Will You Do?

Increasingly, many, including me, believe Ethiopia has become a fragile state, in serious danger of collapse and descent into a failed state. Two growing sources of violence are potential threats: armed military conflict in the Tigray Region in the North and ethnic-based killing and violence in non-combat zones especially Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz and the Amhara Region….

Abiy admits war in Tigray is “difficult and tiresome”

Ethiopian prime minister has admitted that his government is now fighting a “difficult and tiresome” guerrilla war in the Tigray region. His comments mark a sharp break with previous insistence that military operations launched in November had been a rapid and decisive success. “The junta which we had eliminated within three weeks has now turned…

Egypt says current talks ‘last chance’ to stop Ethiopia refilling Nile dam

Meeting in Kinshasa between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam comes after Sisi warned of ‘unimaginable instability’ if Ethiopia proceeds. The latest meeting between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may be the last chance to relaunch talks before it is filled for the second year in a…

HOW THE UN DROPS TIGRAY RESOLUTION AFTER SECOND ATTEMPT FAILED

EXCLUSIVE by Addis Standard Staffs The UN Security Council (UNSC) has dropped issuing a resolution calling for cessation of hostilities and respect for international humanitarian laws in Ethiopia’s war- torn Tigray regional state after a second attempt has failed to produce consensus among members states. On March 04, the council held a closed door meeting…

Racism at the UN: Internal audit reveals deep-rooted problems

By Marième Soumaré In the words of a former senior official at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): “When you start working at the UN, an institution that was entirely conceived and founded on the basis of equality and human rights, you never imagine this kind of behaviour. Some of my colleagues dropped hints about the…

Ethiopian National Defense Forces Captured Capital Of Rebellious Tigray Region

Ethiopia’s prime minister said Saturday that the army occupied the capital of the northern region of Tigray two days after beginning what was described as a final offensive against the faction ruling the territory. “The Federal government is now fully in control of the city of Mekelle,” Abiy Ahmed said in a statement. “With full…

Trump or Biden: Why Ethiopians should pay attention for the sake of the #GERD

As the 2020 US presidential elections approach it is likely that it will amass interest from all corners of the world. The global power of the US – even though some argue that this is quickly dwindling – makes the US presidential elections a point of interest for different actors including governments, international and regional…

The Purposeful Elimination of Orthodox Christians and Minorities in Ethiopia

A silent world remains merely just another helpless spectator to the ongoing ethnic, political and religious extermination of Orthodox Christianity in Ethiopia. The ongoing tussle in Ethiopia under all unfortunate circumstances is a well crafted and promptly executed genocide. Call it by any name, Oromo radicalism or religious extremism, Orthodox Christians suffered the most and…

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