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The CIA in Ethiopia
Africa, C.I.A, Ethiopia

The CIA in Ethiopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jlZH7W6gUQA?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Tales of the American Empire In 1981, President Ronald Reagan signed a presidential “finding” under the National Security Act authorizing the CIA to conduct a nonlethal campaign to support democratic resistance to the communist Dergs and the CIA budgeted 500,000 dollars a year to help the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Alliance conduct a worldwide propaganda war against the Marxist government. This group was led by wealthy Ethiopian landowners who had fled their nation after the communists seized their property. Reagan labeled Ethiopia a threat to the world, and was one of four nations he targeted for re...
Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal
Africa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal

A new era opens for the Horn of Africa. Ella Rule Ethiopians and Eritreans were rejoicing on 8 July as a peace deal was reached between the respective leaders of Eritrea (Isaias Afwerki) and Ethiopia (Abiy Ahmed), who agreed to normalise relations between the two neighbouring countries, which had cut off all links with each other starting with a 2-year war from 1998-2000 and lasting until now– to their mutual disadvantage. What caused the rift? Following the ending of colonial rule in Eritrea after the end of the second world war, its area was effectively annexed by Ethiopia in 1962, after 10 years of federation in which the rights of Eritrea, including the right to use its own national language, were gradually eroded. Naturally, the Eritreans responded to Ethiopian opp...
What is behind the war in Tigray?
Africa, Ethiopia

What is behind the war in Tigray?

One thing stands out clearly from the last few decades of privatisation and war: capitalism is not working in Ethiopia. Ella Rule On 4 November last year, the Ethiopian government sent its army into the Tigray area of the country to quell an armed rebellion led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). On 28 November, the army had taken control of the regional capital, Mekele. Thousands of ordinary people had fled the area into neighbouring Sudan in order to get out of the way of the fighting, while the Ethiopian government imposed a news blackout on the area, as a result of which little information has emerged of what exactly is the state of affairs, although it is known that there has been a heavy death toll, among government troops as well as rebels. Given that no...
Ethiopian peace talks begin as rebel Tigrayans suffer military setbacks
Africa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian peace talks begin as rebel Tigrayans suffer military setbacks

Will this African nation be allowed to settle its own future without any further interference? Pavan Kulkarni A peace deal negotiated and mediated locally is the best chance for the peoples of the Horn of Africa to live in peace, free from the constant manipulations and provocations of the US imperialists and their local proxies. The following article is reproduced from People’s Dispatch, with thanks. ***** Negotiations between the federal government of Ethiopia and the insurgent Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) began in South Africa on 25 October, as the latter’s military defeat appears imminent. The civil war in Ethiopia started after the TPLF attacked a federal army base in November 2020. Representatives of both the TPLF and t...
Ethiopian peace talks begin as rebel TPLF suffers military setbacks
Ethiopia

Ethiopian peace talks begin as rebel TPLF suffers military setbacks

Negotiations between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) began in South Africa on October 25, as the latter’s military defeat appears imminent. The civil war in Ethiopia started after the TPLF attacked a federal army base in November 2020. October 26, 2022 by Pavan Kulkarni, reproduced from  People’s Dispatch, with thanks The African Union (AU)-led peace negotiations between the Ethiopian federal government and the US-backed Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which were scheduled to begin in South Africa on Monday, began on Tuesday, October 25. Representatives of both the TPLF and the Ethiopian federal government arrived in South Africa’s executive capital Pretoria on Monday. The negotiations will reportedly be mediated b...
Peace Talks Seek End to 2-Year War in Tigray That May Have Killed 800,000 People
Africa, Ethiopia

Peace Talks Seek End to 2-Year War in Tigray That May Have Killed 800,000 People

https://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2022/10/27/african_union_ethiopia_tigrayan_peoples_liberation BYAmy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now! Peace talks between Ethiopia’s government and rebel forces in Tigray began Monday in South Africa, where the African Union is mediating the highest-level effort so far at ending the bloodshed. The war began in November 2020 when Ethiopian troops, backed by soldiers from neighboring Eritrea, launched an assault on the northern Tigray region against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front. All sides in the conflict have been accused of abuses, with the death toll believed to be in the hundreds of thousands and millions more displaced. Journalist Tsedale Lemma, founder of the English-language magazine Addis Standard, expl...
Dec. 18: Report from Ethiopia — Journalists Eugene Puryear & Hermela Aregawi challenge corporate media narrative
Africa, Ethiopia, Media

Dec. 18: Report from Ethiopia — Journalists Eugene Puryear & Hermela Aregawi challenge corporate media narrative

Liberation Download PDF flyer The following event is being organized by The People’s Forum, ANSWER Coalition and New Africa Institute in New York City and will be broadcast online live Watch online here Saturday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m.The People’s Forum (320 W 37th St., New York, NY)RSVP here On Saturday, December 18th, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern EST, Eugene Puryear and Hermela Aregawi — two journalists who have been providing unique and detailed coverage of the conflict in Ethiopia for the last year — will be spearking at The People’s Forum in New York City. Puryear has recently returned from a trip to the Horn of Africa with BreakThrough News. Hermela Aregawi, an Ethiopian-American of Tigrayan descent who was formerly of CBS-Los Angeles and Al Jazeera, has been at t...
Ethiopian and Eritrean communities lead #NoMore global protests vs. U.S. intervention
Africa, Ethiopia, USA

Ethiopian and Eritrean communities lead #NoMore global protests vs. U.S. intervention

Download PDF flyer A coalition of activists from the Ethiopian American and Eritrean American communities affiliated with @HornofAfricaHub coordinated local actions across the United States and around the world on Nov. 21 to demand an end to U.S. meddling in the Horn of Africa. Many in the Ethiopian and Eritrean diaspora believe that the U.S. government is not respecting their country’s sovereignty because of the United States’ one-sided support for the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, which launched an insurrection against the Ethiopian government last year and has attacked Eritrea as well. The ANSWER Coalition and the Black Alliance for Peace co-sponsored the demonstrations called by Horn of Africa Hub that took place across more than 20 U.S. cities. Liberation News...
Debt Cancellation for the World to Survive: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed
Africa, Ethiopia

Debt Cancellation for the World to Survive: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

By Lawrence Freeman Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has made an audacious salient call for debt cancellation for low income countries. It was published in the Opinion section of the April 30, New York Times, Why the Global Debt of Poor Nations Must Be Canceled, (printed in full below). PM Abiy is correct, debt cancellation is absolutely necessary to save lives and for developing nations to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. To compel a nation like Ethiopia to spend almost half of its revenue on debt service, while its people are suffering from a perfect storm of Desert Locust swarms, food insufficiency, and a weak healthcare infrastructure, is immoral if not criminal. PM Abiy wrote: “At the very least, the suspension of debt payments should last not just until the end o...