Key Al-Shabaab Leaders Killed in Attacks Along Ethiopia-Somalia Border

Pavan Kulkarni Al-Shabaab leader Fuad Mohamed Khalaf aka Shongole was reportedly killed on the Ethiopia-Somalia border on Friday, July 29. The wave of Al-Shabaab attacks along Ethiopia’s borders with Somalia might further complicate the security situation in the country by introducing religious extremism amid existing ethnic tensions Al-Shabaab’s key financier, Fuad Mohamed Khalaf aka Shongole, sanctioned…

My Family and Friends are Victims of TPLF Atrocities

Almaz Endeshaw Exactly 41 years ago, my father and 30 other relatives and friends were snatched from their home in the Northwestern part of Ethiopia called Wolkaite. All of them were peaceful peasant farmers and were never involved in any conflict. Yet they were never to be seen again. They were taken by a group called…

Ethnic Violence Plagues Ethiopia Near its Mighty New Dam

Ann Garrison Candlelight vigil outside the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Mekane Selam Medhane Alem Cathedral in Oakland, California, for those who died in the massacre in Wellega, Oromia Region, Ethiopia on June 18. Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia continues to claim the lives of many civilians, as recently happened in the Wellega region. Ethiopians have been in…

Notes from Wartorn Ethiopia, Part V

Ann Garrison Ethiopian Orthodox Christian monk Aba Gebreselassie explains how he fled when the TPLF invaded Waldeba Monastery in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. University of Gondar Professor Menychle Meseret Abebe listens and translates. (Photo: Alastair Thompson) Ann Garrison ends her reporting from the Horn of Africa with updates on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the…

The Bloodshed Plaguing the People of the Horn of Africa. What is America’s Role?

Michael Welch, Elias Amare, and Ann Garrison People hold candles and Ethiopian flags during a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organised by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia © Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty  “As the Director-General of WHO, I have a duty to protect and promote health wherever it is under threat, and there…

Notes from Ethiopia, Part IV: The TPLF Destruction of Afar

Ann Garrison Afar IDPs who fled TPLF attack on Abala, Afar Region, Ethiopia, now sheltering with relatives in Semara. Three children here suffer the symptoms of measles, which could fatally sweep through Afar IDP camps and hospitals. (Photo: Ann Garrison, 05.16.2022) Contributing Editor Ann Garrison continues her reporting from the Horn of Africa. She is once…

Notes from Wartorn Ethiopia

Ann Garrison Internally Displaced Person camp in Ethiopia (Photo: Jemal Countess) I’m writing from Ethiopia, where the war that began in November 2020 continues, with the US backing their former puppet, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), who ruled Ethiopia with an iron fist from 1991 to 2018, when they were finally overthrown by a…

Eritrea and the Tripartite Alliance in the Horn of Africa

Ann Garrison Somali President Abdullahi Mohhamed Abdullahi, aka Farmaajo,Eritrean President Isais Afwerki, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. The motives behind US aggression towards Ethiopia have not been altogether clear. Is it simply that they lost their long standing puppet government led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front? Competition with China? Or is it…

How WHO Chief Tedros Violated UN Rules to Advance TPLF Interests in Ethiopia

ANN GARRISON AND SIMON TESFAMARIAM In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia’s conflict Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN’s global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that…

Ethiopia, from the Development State to the Neoliberal State

Djibo Sobukwe The current conflict in Ethiopia must be examined with a deep analysis of that country’s history. Neo-colonial and neo-liberal policies have played in large role in shaping conditions there. Ethiopia after Nigeria is Africa’s second most populous country with a population of about 110 million. Ethiopia has many ethnic groups but there are…