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Ethiopian men who fled war in Tigray region, queue for wet food ration at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 19, 2020. (Reuters)

Ethiopia risks lengthy stalemate in war-hit Tigray: ICG report

02/04/2021 - 14:42:59
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Addis Ababa ( AFP + Diplomat.so) - The war in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region risks dragging on for months and even years, with both sides eyeing a military "knockout blow" that appears unrealistic, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday.
HR/VP Josep Borrell

EU warns of undermining the electoral process in Somalia

24/03/2021 - 00:11:41
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Brussels (Diplomat.so) - According to a press release issued by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the current political situation in Somalia, he stressed that Somalia needs to find a compromise leading to an immediate electoral…
Somalia received first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility.

COVID-19 vaccines: arrival and rollout in Somalia

15/03/2021 - 19:58:08
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Efforts to protect Somalis during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic stepped up today with the arrival of the first shipment of 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The first consignment of vaccines targets, as recommended by the COVID-19 National Task…
Kamchibek Kolbayev

U.S. increases reward for arresting Kyrgyz drug dealer Kamchybek Kolbaev

05/03/2021 - 12:41:11
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Washington (Diplomat.so) - Today the U.S. Department of State announces a reward increase of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Kamchybek Kolbaev and/or for information leading to the disruption of financial mechanisms of Kolbaev's criminal organization.
A damaged tank stands abandoned on a road as a truck of the Amhara Special Forces passes by near Humera, in Ethiopia, on November 22, 2020. (AFP)

Grim picture emerges from glimpses of Ethiopia's Tigray war

20/01/2021 - 10:09:23
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Addis Ababa (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in his military operation in the northern region of Tigray, but there are clear signs that fighting persists despite a claimed return to normalcy.

Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

17/01/2021 - 21:45:54
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Washington (AP + Diplomat.so) - Police and National Guard troops stood sentry at newly fortified statehouses Sunday ahead of demonstrations planned for the leadup to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, as authorities worked to deter a repeat of the recent riot that overran the U.S. Capitol.…