Ethiopia: Verge of Civil War? - Voice of America

Friday, November 20, 2020

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Ambassador David Shinn, former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, currently professor of International Affairs at George Washington University, and Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, discuss with host Carol Castiel the major factors which...

What is behind the conflict in Ethiopia? - Washington Post

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Violence is escalating in Ethiopia, where a leader once lauded internationally for his reform agenda and forging peace with neighboring Eritrea faces the specter of civil war. This month, long-simmering tensions between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government in Addis Ababa and...

AP Explains: Why Ethiopia is suddenly on brink of civil war - The Associated Press

Friday, November 6, 2020

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Suddenly Ethiopia appears on the brink of civil war, threatening the stability of one of the world’s most strategic regions, the Horn of Africa, and the fracturing of one of Africa’s most powerful and populous countries. But the crisis in Ethiopia, a key U.S. security ally, has been...

Ethiopia says forced into ‘aimless war’ as bombings alleged - The Associated Press

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Ethiopia’s army said Thursday the country has been forced into an “unexpected and aimless war” with its well-armed Tigray region, while Tigray asserted that fighter jets had bombed areas around its capital — a marked escalation with little sign of the two sides willing to talk to calm the...

Ethiopia near civil war as PM sends army into defiant region - Associated Press

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Ethiopia approached civil war on Wednesday as its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister ordered the military to confront the country’s well-armed Tigray regional government, accusing it of a deadly attack on a military base and declaring “the last red line has been crossed” after months of...

As South Sudan’s conflict drags on, U.S. frustrations mount - Washington Post

Friday, December 20, 2019

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For years, South Sudan’s warring leaders have delayed putting an end to their country’s brutal conflict, scuttling peace talks and blowing past deadlines as the death toll mounted and a refugee crisis caused upheaval across the region. The perpetual delays are straining...

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government - Associated Press

Monday, November 4, 2019

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War-torn South Sudan is “barreling toward a crisis” and could slide back into fighting, warned the International Crisis Group on Monday. The new report said the country’s warring parties aren’t ready to form a coalition government on November 12th, when...

Sudan faces an inflection point - and needs US leadership - The Hill

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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When a military junta backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deposed Sudanese president Omar al Bashir in April, the United States was seemingly on the sidelines. In contrast to the preceding 20 years, during which the United States played...