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House Foreign Affairs Press Release: McCaul Responds to Reports of Ethnic Cleansing and Massacres of Civilians in Tigray Region

Press Release House Foreign Affairs Committee 02.27.21 | Media Contact: 202-225-5021 Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul has released the following statement in response to reports of ethnic…
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NYT: Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

An internal U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa. The New York Times | Declan Walsh | Published Feb.…
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U.N. Report Accuses Blackwater Founder Erik Prince of Libya Weapons Ban Violations, Diplomat Says

WSJ | Jared Malsin* | Mr. Prince likely to be referred to the U.N.’s Sanctions Committee, which could order a freeze on his assets or a travel ban DUBAI—A United Nations report accuses Blackwater founder Erik Prince of assisting in violations…
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U.S. Leadership Can Help End the Crisis in Ethiopia

Bloomberg | Editorial Board | President Biden must persuade Prime Minister Abiy to end the violence. Ethiopia’s worsening civil war, which has already drawn in Eritrea and is now spilling over into Sudan, threatens to destabilize the entire…
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US: Aid pause to Ethiopia no longer linked to dam dispute

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it has decided to “de-link” its suspension of millions of dollars of aid to Ethiopia from that country’s dispute with Egypt over a massive hydroelectric dam project. But the State Department…
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In a Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse, Iran Eyes New Targets in Africa

NYT | Fifteen people arrested in Ethiopia were part of what American and Israeli officials said was a foiled Iranian plot against diplomats from the United Arab Emirates. NAIROBI, Kenya — When Ethiopia’s intelligence agency recently uncovered…
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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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US pledges support for Ethiopia’s reforms

MEMO | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced his government's continued assistance to Ethiopia's ongoing reform measures, Anadolu Agency reports. After a phone call with Blinken on Friday, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said…
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Ex-Peace Corps volunteers plead with US for help on Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 350 former Peace Corps volunteers and a trio of former U.S. ambassadors have written to U.S. congressmen urging them to condemn the violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warning that “as the fighting ostensibly…