Ethiopia announces amnesty for top political prisoners
... Tigray forces and Ethiopian ones. The ministry of justice said that the TPLF detainees were granted amnesty based on their age and health condition. Friday s announcement came a day after the United States said its outgoing special envoy for the Horn of Africa , Jeffrey Feltman, met with Ethiopia 's prime minister to push for a negotiated end to the war. A cessation of hostilities and a lasting ceasefire, as well as a credible and inclusive national dialogue and reconciliation process are what the parties ...
Updated: 01/08/2022
South Africa captain Elgar praises team after historic win over India
... people for the right roles, entrust the people into their roles and bat in such a way in not so easy conditions, said Elgar. He said that the way in which he batted Rassie van der Dussen will be long way in his career, the way he batted during his knock of 40 will set him up in the future, he added. India and South Africa will now lock horns in the third Test from January 11.
Updated: 01/06/2022
Pujara, Rahane best middle-order players: Rahul
... Virat is feeling better and he's been doing a bit of fielding and thinks he'll be fine, said Rahul. We have to monitor him in the nets with Siraj. It's hard to come back immediately after a hamstring issue, but we do have good bench strength in the form of Umesh and Ishant, he added. India and South Africa will now lock horns in the third Test from January 11.
Updated: 01/06/2022
China visits Kenya, but criticised over debt
... scheduled for August, and said that if Ruto wins, he would seek new terms for the loan repayments. Eritrea , one of the poorest and most isolated nations in the world, is involved in the conflict in Tigray in northern Ethiopia that has destabilised the Horn of Africa region. Lina Benabdallah, an expert on China - Africa relations at Wake Forest University in the United States , said Wang's visit signalled Beijing 's interest in restoring stability to the Horn and improving access to Africa via Eritrea ...
Updated: 01/05/2022
US talks with Turkish Foreign Minister about Ukraine, normalization
... Ned Price said on Monday local time Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu talked about the importance of continued coordination regarding the threat of Russian escalation in Ukraine . Price said that they discussed issues related to the Horn of Africa , Turkey 's appointment of a Special Envoy to discuss the process of normalization with Armenia . He said that the two diplomats discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation as NATO allies in areas of mutual concern. Yesterday, US President ...
Updated: 01/03/2022
Ethiopia army takes over town in Afar region: state-owned broadcaster
... Reda and Legesse Tulu did not respond to requests for comment. Chifra is situated west of Mille, a town that Tigrayan forces have been trying to capture for weeks because it lies along the highway connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti , the Horn of Africa 's main port. On Friday, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported that Abiy was on the frontline with the army fighting the Tigrayan forces in Afar. Thousands of civilians have been killed and millions are displaced by fighting since the war ...
Updated: 11/28/2021
Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie joins up with Ethiopian military
... Fana news outlet. Last month, Tigrayan forces threatened to march on Addis Ababa . They have been trying to cut a transport corridor connecting landlocked Ethiopia with the region's main port in Djibouti . On Tuesday, the US special envoy for the Horn of Africa , Jeffrey Feltman, said Ethiopian military and regional militias had held back Tigrayan attempts to cut the corridor, but Tigrayan forces had been able to move south towards Addis Ababa . Ethiopia s military spokeswoman did not respond to requests ...
Updated: 11/24/2021
US, France, Germany urge citizens to leave Ethiopia
... continued to press towards Addis Ababa , claiming control of the town of Shewa Robit , just 220 km north-east of the capital by road. The US and others have warned that Africa 's second-most populous country could fracture and destabilise the whole Horn of Africa . Abiy was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 after he signed a deal to end a nearly 20 year military stalemate with Eritrea after their 1998 -- 2000 border war. In November he sent troops into the northernmost Tigray region of Ethiopia to topple ...
Updated: 11/23/2021
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