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Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reforms

Aaron Maasha ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) launched its … Continued

How social media shaped calls for political change in Ethiopia

When Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed delivered his inauguration speech on April 2, 2018, the bold rhetoric suggested a political revolution for the East African nation. “You could take it as a sort of Obama moment for Ethiopians,” says Tamrat G Giorgis, … Continued

AMISOM boss orders compulsory joint operations with Somali army

By David Lumu Securing the Mogadishu-Jowhar supply route is the other urgent assignment that Owoyesigire gave the troops. AMISOMinsertbig.jpg ENSURING PEACE IN SOMALIA The commander of African Union Mission in Somalia, Lt. Gen. Jim Owoyesigire, has ordered all troops in … Continued

Djibouti’s Seaport Could Face New Competition

BY MAREX Djibouti has invested heavily in making itself a hub for deep-sea shipping in the Horn of Africa, and much of its business depends upon its status as the sole seaport for landlocked Ethiopia. However, its port revenues could be … Continued

UAE to build oil pipeline between Eritrea and Ethiopia

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea’s port city of Assab with Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian state-affiliated broadcaster said on Friday. Fana Broadcasting said the information was revealed during a meeting … Continued

Ethiopia: Ethnic tensions continue to smolder in Somali region

Following ethnically motivated violence in the country’s east, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to strengthen and stabilize the autonomous region — although the government has offered little response. Martina Schwikowski Ethiopia’s eastern region remains a hotbed of unrest. … Continued

Ethiopian army takes over Somali region security

By ANDUALEM SISAY, The East African Ethiopian army has taken over the security of the volatile eastern Somali region after heavy fighting over the weekend left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced. The region’s president Abdi Mohamoud Omar, … Continued