Eritrea marks 28th anniversary of defeating Ethiopia in key liberation battle

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday (February 12) led a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 28th anniversary of a key military victory over Ethiopia in 1990. Afwerki laid... Read more »

Ethiopia just pardoned political prisoners. Could that signal a shift to real democracy?

By Yohannes Y. Gedamu By Yohannes Y. Gedamu February 9 Supporters welcome Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, on Jan. 17, after his release from prison... Read more »

Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region? | Turkey News

Tensions in the Red Sea region have been brewing for months but came to the fore when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan last month. The visit, hailed... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Failures of the regime and the way forward

TPLF/EPRDF By Addissu Admas The TPLF has been so far somewhat successful, at least among its Western supporters, in promoting the notion that all opposition to it started and... Read more »

Ethiopia’s political crisis deepens amid EPRDF deadlock on the way forward

(OPride) — Ethiopia’s political and security crisis shows no signs of abating. Authorities on Friday imposed nightly curfew at a number of public colleges and universities following a spate of inter-ethnic... Read more »

Ethiopia: What the Army Has Been Contributing to the Economy

By Haftu Gebrezgabiherer Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy dictates that the economy and defense sectors should benefit one another and thus factories which are designed... Read more »

How a rare protest scared the Eritrean regime | Eritrea

Amid the standard heavy military presence and the regime’s ban of any associations and gatherings, Asmara experienced an unusual protest on October 31. As the widely shared video clips... Read more »

‘We fear for our lives’: how rumours over sugar saw troops kill 10 people in Ethiopia | Tom Gardner | Global development

It began with a rumour. On 25 October, residents of Ambo, 120km west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, heard word on social media that a shipment of smuggled... Read more »

“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at a ress conference in Addis Ababa, October 2016. Michael Kappeler/Press Association. All rights reserved.In their intensity, scale and duration, the big demonstrations of 2015... Read more »

Will seven million starving Yemenis ever find justice? | Famine

The last two decades have seen a significant expansion of international, regional and domestic accountability mechanisms for an array of international crimes and a variety of forgotten victims. Much... Read more »