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AU PSC marks 20 years

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May, specifically the 25th, is auspicious for the African Union (AU) as it is marking the establishment 20 years ago of its Peace and...

Twiga to showcase rugged military patrol boat range at ASEC 2024

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Twiga will be showcasing its range of virtually indestructible Rugged Military Patrol Boats at the eleventh edition of the Africa Security Symposium (ASEC 2024)...

African defence and security gatherings focus on partnerships

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Separate defence oriented events on the eastern and western sides of Africa this month have a common denominator – partnerships. ASEC (Africa Security Symposium) is...

African conflicts under the AU/UN microscope

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Eight countries and two African regions were under scrutiny when the United Nations (UN)/African Union (AU) Joint Task Force (JTF) on peace and security...

Ethiopia looks to France for naval development amidst diplomatic tensions

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Ethiopia, a landlocked country, is seeking France’s help to develop its naval force. The evolving situation in the Red Sea has spurred Ethiopia to...

US$2 million plus boost for mine action in Ethiopia

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Sizeable donations from Denmark and Japan will enable the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to continue humanitarian mine action activities and operations in...

Ethiopia acquires Akinci UAVs, Su-30 fighters

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The Ethiopian Air Force (EAF) has acquired Akinci unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey and Russian Sukhoi Su-30K combat aircraft as it continues with...

Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the...

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The Horn of Africa ushered in the new year with news of a deal that would ensure that diplomatic relations in the region got...

Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good...

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On 1 January, Ethiopia and Somaliland signed a memorandum of understanding granting Addis Ababa direct access to the Gulf of Aden. This strategic agreement...

Senior Ethiopian defence force commander in South Africa

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South Africa, in the form of its national defence force chief General Rudzani Maphwanya, is hosting his Ethiopian counterpart, Field Marshal Birhanu Jula Gelalcha,...

Most travelled US Secretary of State Blinken heads to Ethiopia and...

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By 31 January, the United States’ top foreign affairs diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, had clocked well over 68 389 kilometres (42 495...

Ramaphosa on continental conflicts and instability

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa used this week’s edition of his newsletter to tell citizens the country is chairing the African Union (AU) Peace...

Ramaphosa talks up continental peace at AU Summit

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used the just finished African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia as a platform to make public the continental bloc’s...

AU Ethiopia/Tigray peace committee meets for first time

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Just over a month after hostilities ceased in Ethiopia’s Tigray province, an African Union (AU) joint committee overseeing agreement for lasting peace in  the...

2022 marked by conflict, coups

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As 2022 ended, the story of African security was marked by continuing conflicts, coups and the unrest caused by them. Civil war continued to...

Ethiopia/Tigray peace process underway

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Following an agreement to end hostilities between Ethiopia and its Tigray region, the African Union (AU) has worked at setting up a monitoring, verification...

Four African countries make UN 2022 peace and security overview

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United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Africa found themselves in harm’s way is how the world body politely describes the often harrowing task faced by...

Agreement reached to end Tigray hostilities

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Ten days of reported “intense negotiations” ended in the South African administrative capital Pretoria with agreement to end over two years of hostilities between...

Ethiopia/Tigray talking peace in South Africa

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South Africa, at the behest of continental body the African Union (AU), is hosting talks to find “a peaceful and sustainable solution” to ongoing...

Tigray war: two years on, the AU has failed to broker...

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The African Union pledged in 2016 to “silence the guns” by the end of 2020, an ambitious agenda of ending armed conflicts on the...

Tigray has resisted Ethiopia’s far greater military might for two years...

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The Ethio-Tigray war started on 4 November 2020. For almost two years, the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea – along with Amhara regional forces...

African continental peace efforts boosted by MoU

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The African Union (AU) has partnered with international violence prevention and peacebuilding body Interpeace to boost continental peace efforts via a memorandum of understanding...

‘Ethiopia’s other conflict’: what’s driving the violence in Oromia?

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In November 2020 an outbreak of violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region captured worldwide attention. The conflict was between Tigrayan forces and the forces of...

African countries and areas make it to UN children and conflict...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia are the two African countries singled out by a United Nations (UN) report on children and armed...

ISS: Prosecuting crimes against humanity in Ethiopia – where is the...

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In June 2018, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali told Parliament that the post-1991 government used torture and killing to terrorise its people. Perpetrated...

ISS: Truce in Ethiopia opens the door to African mediators

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After almost two years of conflict between the federal government and Tigrayan forces, Ethiopia seems to have decided to resolve its most devastating militarised...

Famine in Ethiopia: the roots lie in Eritrea’s long-running feud with...

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The war in northern Ethiopia that began in November 2020 has left millions in Tigray on the brink of famine. Reports suggest that nearly 40%...

Emerging threats in Africa under the spotlight

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A European Union (EU)/ African Union (AU) joint Africa peace and security architecture summit heard both face growing common security challenges including instability, radicalisation...

UN ready to implement recovery engines in Africa

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres elaborated on “four engines of recovery”, including peace when he addressed the African Union (AU) Heads of State...

ISS: Getting to grips with Ethiopia’s ethnic and political violence is...

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Ethiopia’s 2018 transition failed to bring stability to the country. On the contrary, sporadic ethnic and political violence since then has brought the nation...

Ethiopian forces have recaptured two strategic towns, government says

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Ethiopian forces have recaptured the strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha from rebellious Tigrayan forces, the government said on Monday, the latest sign of...

Ethiopian government says it has recaptured Lalibela, UN World Heritage site

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Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigrayan forces, the prime...

UN seeks record $41 billion for aid to hotspots led by...

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The United Nations appealed on Thursday for a record $41 billion (R649,59 billion) to provide life-saving assistance next year to 183 million people worldwide...

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, on frontline, urges troops to ‘destroy’ enemy

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his foes had been defeated and promised to recapture territory in the region of Amhara from rebellious Tigrayan...

Ethiopian soldiers retake territory in Amhara region – Prime Minister’s office

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Ethiopian soldiers supported by regional forces have recaptured territory from rebellious Tigrayan fighters, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday, as a resident in...

Six Sudanese soldiers killed in Ethiopian attack – Sudan military sources

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Six Sudanese soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack by Ethiopian forces on a Sudanese army post near the border between the countries,...

Ethiopia’s army captures northern Afar town of Chifra – state media

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Ethiopia’s army has retaken the town of Chifra in Afar region, the state-run broadcaster said on Sunday, its first major seizure from rebellious Tigrayan...

Ethiopia PM at frontline with army in Afar region – state-affiliated...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the frontline with the army fighting rebellious Tigrayan forces in the northeastern Afar region, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting...

Ethiopia restricts information sharing about war

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Ethiopia has announced new restrictions on the sharing of information about the war in the north of the country which stipulate that battlefront updates...

Ethiopia asks US to stop spreading false information on war

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Ethiopia's government has asked the United States to stop spreading falsehoods against the country, the state minister of communication said on Thursday, after the...

Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

Ethiopian leader heads to war’s front lines as Olympians join the...

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to direct the war from the front lines, state-affiliated media reported on Wednesday, as two Olympian athletes...

Residents patrol Ethiopian capital after Tigrayan forces’ advance

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Every afternoon, Getachew Megersa searches the Ethiopian capital for undercover agents. The 55-year-old construction worker says it’s not the first time he’s defended his...

Military moves in Ethiopia risk undermining progress toward peace talks -US...

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The US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa said on Tuesday that "nascent progress" toward getting all parties to Ethiopia's conflict into negotiations...

US Ethiopia in ceasefire talks

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A US special envoy met Ethiopia's deputy prime minister in a bid to revive ceasefire talks, as government gave permission for 369 aid trucks...

Democracy, security on US/Nigeria talks agenda

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss domestic and regional security and West Africa's democratic backsliding, including Abuja's...

Concern about Ethiopian detention under state of emergency

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Ethiopia's state-appointed rights commission said some human rights were not being upheld during the current national state of emergency and expressed concern about conditions...

Over 1 000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a...

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At least 1 000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, have been detained in cities across Ethiopia in the past week, the United Nations said on...

US blacklists Eritrea military, warns of more action on Ethiopia

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The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the Eritrean military and other Eritrea-based individuals and entities, as Washington warned it was prepared to...

Ethiopia says UN staff will face penalties if they break the...

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Ethiopian staff working for the United Nations or African Union do not live “in space” and will be punished for any lawbreaking, the government...