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Insurgency grips Ethiopia

Ethiopian government forces have launched a military offensive on the local rulers of  the north-west region Tigray for defying Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s authority. On 4th November, Abiy accused Tigray authorities of attacking and looting a military camp. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have denied the attack, claiming Abiy has fabricated the story…

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Talks to resume over Ethiopia dam conflict

Egypt and Sudan have agreed to continue discussions with Ethiopia surrounding the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd). Ethiopia has begun to fill the dam’s reservoir, despite an agreement not yet having been reached on how water supply will be managed. Talking about the recent filling of the reservoir, Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed said: “It…

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Africa Year in Review

Peace, conflict, extinction and hope. Just four of the words that could be used to describe 2018 in Africa. February 14th saw the resignation of Jacob Zuma. His resignation as President of South Africa – a post he had held for nine years – came after years of allegations concerning corruption, racketeering and fraud. In…

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