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Tigray: Ethiopian army kills ex-Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin

Former foreign minister among three prominent TPLF officials killed after refusing to surrender, government says.Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin. The three Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) officials were killed after they refused to surrender to the military, the…

Over 80 civilians killed in latest west Ethiopia massacre: EHRC

Age of victims of attack in Metekel zone in Benishangul-Gumuz region ranged between two and 45, says Ethiopian Human Rights Commission.More than 80 civilians, including children as young as two years old, have been killed in the latest attack to afflict western Ethiopia, according to the country’s national human rights commission. Aaron Maasho, spokesman and…

Sudan says Ethiopian military plane crossed its border

Ethiopia denies Sudan’s claim, which it said was a ‘dangerous escalation’ in the border dispute between both sides.Sudan says an Ethiopian military aircraft entered its airspace in “a dangerous escalation” to a border dispute that has seen deadly clashes in recent weeks. “In a dangerous and unjustified escalation, an Ethiopian military aircraft penetrated the Sudanese-Ethiopian…

Boeing orders come up short despite 737 MAX’s return to the skies

The market for new planes remains depressed by the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused airlines to reconsider their aircraft purchases.Boeing Co got a bump in orders and deliveries of new planes in December, but it wasn’t enough to salvage a poor year for the big aircraft maker. Chicago-based Boeing still reported more cancellations than new…

Ethiopia warns Sudan over military build-up amid border tensions

Tensions over longstanding feud over the disputed al-Fashqa region come amid new impasse in three-way dispute over mega-dam.Ethiopia has accused Sudanese forces of pushing further into a contested border region that has been the site of deadly clashes in recent weeks, warning that its “peaceful” approach to the dispute “has its limit”. Sharing a 1,600km…

Ethiopia says it killed 15 Tigray forces, captured 8

Region’s former president Abay Weldu and former vice president Abraham Tekeste are among those captured, according to state-run TV.Ethiopia’s military has said it killed 15 members of the Tigray region’s former ruling party and captured eight others. Citing a brigadier-general from Ethiopia’s National Defense Force, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said on Sunday those captured…

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt talks on mega-dam break down, again

Sudan expresses frustration after negotiations stall but Egypt, Ethiopia blame Sudanese objections for the new impasse.A new round of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt aimed at resolving a long-running dispute about a giant dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile has broken down once again. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been…

End times for President Trump, new dawn for Trump media?

From: The Listening PostWith Trump’s presidency almost over, his legacy in the conservative media sphere starts to take shape. Plus, Qassem Soleimani – the man, the myth and the message.RelatedWhat will fill the space Trump once had in US news? Plus, a look at Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa’s last interview.Why did pro-Trump protesters launch an…

UN fears ‘massive’ COVID transmission in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Hospitals have been looted, some have been destroyed, and fighting continues in In Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region.The United Nations fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, increased by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally begin to access the region two months after fighting began. A UN…

Capitol chaos, Bitcoin surge, Neil Young and Iraq’s time keeper

If you’ve felt like the first week of 2021 lasted seven years rather than seven days, you’re far from alone. People around the world have been glued to their screens as scenes of chaos, violence and civil unrest unfolded in the United States Capitol Building during what was supposed to be a formality in certifying…

Boeing to pay $2.5bn to resolve 737 MAX criminal probe in US

Two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people in total.Boeing Co will pay over $2.5bn to resolve the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into two deadly 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, the DOJ said, but will not be forced to plead guilty to criminal charges. The DOJ said the…

Finland’s Climate Warriors

25:00 From: People & PowerFinland is committed to carbon-cutting targets in the battle against climate change but will its dependence on peat as a fossil fuel stand in the way?7 Jan 2021More episodes from People & Power Kenya: The Unfathomable Virusplay25:00Bolivia: Exile or Returnplay26:00Romania: Rape of the Forestplay25:00The Battle for Ethiopiaplay25:00Show moreMore episodes from People…
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UN Rushing to Relocate Ethiopian Refugees Away From Sudanese Border

GENEVA - The United Nations and other agencies are rushing to relocate thousands of refugees camped out along the disputed Sudan-Ethiopia border to safer areas further away. Tensions along the border region between Sudan and Ethiopia have grown since the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province started in early November.  Since then, the U.N. High…

Ethiopia: Victims of Metekel Attacks Buried in Mass Graves – Taskforce Announces Curfew

[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -- Following the latest attack in Metekel zone of Benishangul Gumuz regional state in which several dozens of people were killed, a mass funeral was held on January 13 afternoon with the support from members of the National Defense Forces who are part of the special task force assigned by Prime…

Tanzania: T-20 Cricket Lions On Oval to Entertain Tamil Nadu

[Daily News] DC Gymkhana T-20 tournament resumes tomorrow at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana club oval commencing with a match between Lions Cricket Club and Tamil Nadu.

Tanzania: Mkosa Heads to Malawi to Serve Bravehearts

[Daily News] AFTER a year-long wait for the offer to serve the Malawian giants, Bravehearts, it has been confirmed that deal with the Tanzanian basketball star Amin Mkosa has now materialised.