The Maekelawi prison had a history of torture and repression until it was officially closed on 7 April 2018. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s decision to open it to the public, was praised by human rights organisations as the next step towards political liberalisation. The timing, however, is suspect, given the recent sectarian violence and the failed coup d’état in mid-June 2019. Continue reading Challenges to Ethiopia’s Regional Ambitions→
“Ethnic tensions are the biggest problem for Ethiopia right now,” Tewodrose Tirfe, chair of the Amhara Association of America, a US-based advocacy group that played a significant role in lobbying the US government to censor the former regime. “You’ve got millions of people displaced – it’s a humanitarian crisis, and it could get out of control.” Continue reading Power Shift in Ethiopia Creates New Tensions, and Tigrayans Fears→
The Tigrayan Minority apartheid regime in Ethiopia is crumbling, falling-apart and is at the precipice of total annihilation. That is welcome news for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Eritrea.
Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) betrayed Eritrea. Betting on the fall of the Eritrean government and with the support of their western handlers, the late master-traitor-in-chief, Meles Zenawi, was on a quest to destroy Eritrea once and for all. Continue reading Eritrea Foiling Wars by Other Means→
South Sudanese government has expressed disappointment to the threat of targeted sanctions and arms embargo proposed by the United States at the United Nations Security Council.
In a letter seen by Sudan Tribune the government states that the proposals seriously undermine the sovereignty and internal processes to consolidate peace in the war ravaged nation.
“The government of South Sudan holds the view that the threat of sanctions against government officials are aimed at derailing the entire peace process, perpetuating a state of crisis in South Sudan and to justify International action in the country, so the government rejects the U.S. proposal entirely,” reads the letter addressed to the United Nations Security Council on 6 December. Continue reading South Sudan says Sanctions Would Derail Peace Implementation→
The move was unexpected and probably represents a major shift in policy and relations between Sudan and Ethiopia with the rebel leader.
South Sudan’s former vice President and armed opposition leader Riek Machar had been denied entry to Sudan and Ethiopia for unspecified reason on Sunday afternoon and was forced to return back to South Africa, Col. William Gatjiath Deng, military spokesman for the armed opposition group SPLM-IO told local radio Tamazuj on Monday.