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February 8, 2021 Ethiopia: No End to War in Devastated Tigray
“It feels strange to write about a humanitarian crisis in this day and age with barely any pictures, videos or witness testimonies from the ground. But that is what the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has come to. Since the conflict between the federal government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and the regional government’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), began in November 2020, access to the region has been extremely limited. Internet and telephone connectivity was cut off as soon as the fighting began, disconnecting about 5 million people. Months later, the internet remains down and telephone communication has only been restored in a few main towns. Journalists and human rights monitors are still denied entry and cannot report to the world the full scale of the violence which has left at least hundreds of people dead and more than 470,000 displaced, according to the UN.” - Vanessa Tsehaye, Amnesty International
September 18, 2019 Horn of Africa: Interview with Kassahun Checole
For over 36 years, Kassahun Checole has shepherded hundreds of
manuscripts into publication through his twin publishing houses
Africa World Press and Red Sea Press. He is widely respected among
scholars and activists in Africa and around the world as one of the
giants of African and African American publishing. Yet his own keen
insights on Africa´s past and present, particularly on Eritrea and
Ethiopia, are hardly to be found in print or on-line.
July 30, 2018 East Africa: Ethiopia/Eritrea Peace Hopes, Cautions
For those seeking good news from Africa, there is no better recent example than the
dramatic rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Pictures and videos of
the overjoyed crowds in Asmara and Addis Ababa greeting the other country's leaders
on mutual visits circulated rapidly on social media as well as in international news
February 12, 2018 Sudan: Perilous Crossroads on Refugee Map
June 15, 2015 Eritrea: "Rule of Fear, Not Law"
May 12, 2011 Eritrea: Refugees and Responsibility
Nov 15, 2009 Eritrea: No Welcome in Italy
Nov 15, 2009 Eritrea: Press Freedom Updates
Nov 15, 2009 Eritrea: Perilous Journeys
Nov 15, 2007 Horn of Africa: Mixed Signals on Border Conflict
Nov 6, 2005 Horn of Africa: War Clouds Gathering
May 27, 2004 Eritrea: Human Rights
Jan 27, 2004 Horn of Africa: No War, No Peace
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
July 20, 2022 Africa/Global: Oligarchs of All Nations
June 9, 2022 Africa/Global: Ukraine, Africa, and Our Planet
May 11, 2022 Africa/Global: Debt, IFFs, and Inequality in Africa
April 21, 2022 Africa/Global: Climate Put on Back Burner by War
March 25, 2022 Africa/Global: Updates from AfricaFocus
November 23, 2021 Africa/Global: From Climate Denial to Deceit and Delay
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