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Ethiopia: Massive protest held in Gondar city

Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

Tens of thousands marched in Ethiopia’s northwestern city of Gondar on Sunday morning. Residents descended to the city center “piazza” around 9 am. The rally lasted until noontime. In placards and chants, the protesters denounced [...]

Djiboutian General Soubagleh appointed as Commander of AMISOM

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

(Press release – AMISOM) Mogadishu, 19 July 2016 – The new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia Lt. General Osman Noor Soubagleh has formally assumed office. Lt. General Soubagleh who replaces Lt. General Jonathan Rono [...]

Ethiopia: Senior ONLF militant and 6 others killed, captured

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 11:49 pm

Ethiopian government claimed to have killed and captured fighters including the logistics head  of Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). An ONLF unit crossing into the country through the southeastern border with Somalia was captured on Monday [...]

Backgrounder: Unrest in Gondar city

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 6:34 am

The northwestern city of Gondar was hit by protests and violence on Tuesday and Wednesday. At least six locals and four members of security forces were killed in the two days. The incident was triggered after the Federal Anti-Terrorism Taskforce [...]

Aksum University honors Sebhat Nega

Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

Aksum University awarded Sebhat Nega an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Politics. Sibhat Nega Medhaniye, 81, is one of the founders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). He is commonly referred to as “Aboy [...]

Egypt asks Israeli help on Ethiopian Renaissance dam

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 5:02 pm

(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is reported to have asked the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene and help solve his country’s dispute with Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam crisis. The Al-Araby [...]

Abdirahman Abdishakur announces candidacy for Somalia President

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame announced his candidacy for Somali president in the 2016 election. The announcement was made at Hotel Jazeera Palace, attended by politicians, intellectuals, members of federal parliament, and leaders of other political [...]

Ethiopia Eritrea clash: What we know and What we think we know

Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 5:57 pm

This week the World Wide Web was awash with an Ethio-Eritrean matter. Conflict, that is. The only mutual agenda the two had for a decade and a half. Last Sunday, the two countries clashed on the border. It was deemed one of the biggest since the end [...]

Eritrea issues 5th statement, blames Washington

Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 10:17 pm

Last Sunday, Ethiopian and Eritrean troops had one of the biggest clashes since the end of the 1998-2000 war. The Eritrean government issued its first statement regarding the clash on Sunday minutes before mid-night. Since then, Asmara has been [...]

Sudanese soldiers abduct Ethiopian farm workers again

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 7:18 am

Sudanese soldiers raided an Ethiopian commercial farm on Tuesday, HornAffairs learned. The soldiers abducted at least five farm workers and seized two tractors from a commercial far near the border. The commercial farm raided by the Sudanese is [...]

Swiss MPs discuss Eritrean refugees “illicit trips” to Asmara

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

(Swissinfo.ch and agencies, with input from Stefania Summermatter) As a United Nations report accuses Eritrean leaders of crimes against humanity, some Eritreans who have been granted asylum in Switzerland are being accused of illicitly returning [...]

Somalia| Key politicians form Wadajir Party ahead of election

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

Seasoned Somali politicians launched a new party ahead of the parliamentary election to held in 2016. The new party, named, Wadajir Party was launched on June 9, 2016 in Mogadishu. The ceremony, which took place in Hotel SYL was attended by [...]

Eritrea confirmed fighting on border with Ethiopia

Monday, June 13, 2016 @ 12:15 am

The Eritrean government has just issued a statement confirming the heavy fighting on the border with Ethiopia. Fighting broke out between Ethiopian and Eritrean armies on Sunday, as HornAffairs reported earlier. The conflict is on Tsorena area, [...]
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