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Ethiopia: Three killed in attacks on Orthodox Tewahedo Church, according to reports
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Ethiopia: Three killed in attacks on Orthodox Tewahedo Church, according to reports

The violence erupted against a backdrop of tensions in the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church after rebel bishops created their own synod in Oromia, the country's most populous region

Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozens
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Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozens

Some Amharas and Oromos, two of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups, are in a bitter rivalry over new and old grievances

Eritrean forces begin withdrawal from Ethiopia's Tigray region
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Eritrean forces begin withdrawal from Ethiopia's Tigray region

The Ethiopian federal government and Tigray rebels signed a peace deal in November 2022. However, the deal didn't make any provision for the withdrawal of Eritrean forces, who fought alongside the federal government and have been accused of some of the worst abuses in the bloody conflict

French, German ministers in Ethiopia to back peace process in Tigray
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French, German ministers in Ethiopia to back peace process in Tigray

The visit by French and German foreign ministers began a day after Tigrayan rebels announced they were starting to hand in their heavy weapons, a key component of the 2 November deal to silence the guns in northern Ethiopia

Tigray rebels start handing over heavy weapons to Ethiopian army
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Tigray rebels start handing over heavy weapons to Ethiopian army

The terms of the 2 November peace agreement include disarming rebel forces, restoring federal authority in Tigray and reopening access and communications to the region, which has been cut off from the outside world since mid-2021

Ethiopia: Government says aid flowing to Tigray but rebels deny
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Ethiopia: Government says aid flowing to Tigray but rebels deny

The restoration of aid to the region of about six million people is one of the key planks of a breakthrough peace deal between the federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) to end two years of brutal war in northern Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Tigray rebels say ready for ceasefire and peace process led by African Union
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Ethiopia's Tigray rebels say ready for ceasefire and peace process led by African Union

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) had until now vehemently opposed the role of the AU's Horn of Africa envoy Olusegun Obasanjo, protesting his 'proximity' to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia: Dozens killed by ethnic militia claim survivors in Agamsa
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Ethiopia: Dozens killed by ethnic militia claim survivors in Agamsa

The attack took place early Monday in Agamsa in Oromia, Ethiopia's largest and most densely populated region which is regularly rocked by clashes between the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups

Horn of Africa drought to worsen with fifth consecutive failed rainy season, forecasts World Meteorological Organization
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Horn of Africa drought to worsen with fifth consecutive failed rainy season, forecasts World Meteorological Organization

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are already going through their worst drought for 40 years and another poor rainy season is now highly likely, WMO warned

Explained: Why Ethiopia has returned to conflict after a five-month truce
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Explained: Why Ethiopia has returned to conflict after a five-month truce

Regardless of who initiated the new clashes, the prospects for peace in Africa's second most populous nation appear grim, analysts say

Ethiopia: Government and rebels trade charges as fighting resumes in Tigray after five-month lull
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Ethiopia: Government and rebels trade charges as fighting resumes in Tigray after five-month lull

PM Abiy sent troops into Tigray in November 2020 to topple the TPLF after months of seething tensions with the party that had dominated Ethiopian politics for three decades

What happened when pilots fell asleep at 37,000 feet and missed landing?
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What happened when pilots fell asleep at 37,000 feet and missed landing?

The two pilots of Ethiopian Airlines woke up when the alarm rang loudly after being disconnected from the autopilot once the plane flew over the runway where it was supposed to land. The pilots landed the plane 25 minutes later

Civil War in Ethiopia: Why India can’t let Africa’s second-most-populous country go Yugoslavia’s way
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Civil War in Ethiopia: Why India can’t let Africa’s second-most-populous country go Yugoslavia’s way

India should be more assertive and play an active role in helping the conflicting political factions to navigate towards a political settlement peacefully

AFCON 2021: Hosts Cameroon light up Africa Cup of Nations to qualify for knockout stages
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AFCON 2021: Hosts Cameroon light up Africa Cup of Nations to qualify for knockout stages

Cameroon's fine victory was played out in front of vast swathes of empty seats at the 60,000-capacity Olembe Stadium, with supporters in the football-mad country choosing to stay away from venues in large numbers.

Ethiopia showed so much promise and yet has regressed into civil war. Here's why
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Ethiopia showed so much promise and yet has regressed into civil war. Here's why

The stories of brutality of the Civil War have reopened the cleavages between different ethnic groups. The TPLF, representing the Tigray minority, which has been in power since 1991, is paying the price for its inability to open Ethiopia to reform at a faster pace

Ethiopia: UN fears conflict could take sectarian turn as government, rebel camps fight it out
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Ethiopia: UN fears conflict could take sectarian turn as government, rebel camps fight it out

Thousands of people have been killed, two million displaced and hundreds of thousands driven into famine-like conditions since the conflict erupted in November 2020

Ethiopia says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront
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Ethiopia says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

Tens of thousands of people have died in the war between Ethiopian federal and allied troops and fighters from the country’s Tigray region

Why Ethiopia is dealing with deadly, 'extremely brutal' civil war
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Why Ethiopia is dealing with deadly, 'extremely brutal' civil war

The fighting has already killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands into famine-like conditions and extreme poverty, according to the UN

From conflict in Kashmir to starvation deaths in Tigray: Local problems take centre stage at 76th UNGA
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From conflict in Kashmir to starvation deaths in Tigray: Local problems take centre stage at 76th UNGA

The meet gave world leaders the opportunity to discuss and deliberate on some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts, which could have global repercussions

COVID, climate crisis, Afghanistan's future to dominate talks at UNGA this week
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COVID, climate crisis, Afghanistan's future to dominate talks at UNGA this week

The General Assembly’s first in-person meeting since the pandemic began shows that international cooperation matters, says Richard Gowan, UN director of the International Crisis Group