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A humanitarian disaster stares Ethiopia’s Tigray in the face

Hunger stalks region of six million people as federal government’s offensive against rebels enters its fourth month Over a million people could starve if aid is not allowed into conflict zone, says Famine Early Warning Systems Network Arab…
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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict and the battle to control information

Al Jazeera | Warnings about deterioration of press freedom as independent journalists endure harassment, denied access to embattled northern region The eruption of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region 100 days ago has pitted journalists…
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Finding a Path to Peace in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region War has devastated Ethiopia’s northernmost region.

International Crisis Group | Pending comprehensive national dialogue, Addis Ababa should ease Tigray’s immediate predicament, engaging elements of the authorities it unseated to govern the area and ensure that aid reaches the millions in need.…
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The Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region: What to Know

Council on Foriegn Relations | Michelle Gavin | The military campaign has resulted in a humanitarian crisis and fears of regional instability. A path forward will require international cooperation, careful diplomacy, and an inclusive political…
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From Ethiopia’s Tigray region to Yemen, the dilemma of declaring a famine

BBC | Every day, more and more reports of starvation trickle out of the Tigray region of Ethiopia that has been hit by conflict. On Wednesday, Mark Lowcock, chief of humanitarian affairs at the United Nations, warned of a deteriorating humanitarian…
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Five Steps the Biden Administration Needs to Take on the Crisis in Tigray

Just Security | The unfolding crisis in northern Ethiopia bears all the hallmarks of a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. Since November, more than 6 million people have been trapped between the guns of Ethiopia’s military forces,…
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Rising tension as Ethiopia and Sudan deadlocked on border dispute

Al Jazeera | Bickering over contested farmland along the border has in recent weeks deteriorated into armed clashes. Age-old territorial claims are threatening to embroil Ethiopia and Sudan into armed conflict, as bickering over disputed…
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Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea

The Diplomat | China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers. As Iran continues to dominate headlines across the Western world, China’s far quieter quest to influence Africa…
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How War in Ethiopia Impacts Red Sea and Horn of Africa Power Politics: The Battle in Tigray and Beyond

Terrorism Monitor | Michael Horton Ethiopia is a key prize in the scramble for influence and power in the Horn of Africa and broader Red Sea region. With its natural resources, population of 110 million, and well-equipped military, Ethiopia…