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Ethiopia: End Game?

Ethiopia Oromo protestors today celebrating a victory that is unprecedented in African history: peacefully forcing the most powerful regime on the continent to set thousands of political opponents free. But what happens next?

Having achieved so much through severe and persistence protests, it is unlikely that the Ethiopian people will accept half-hearted reforms. One way or another, the status quo will not survive.

BY BRONWYN BRUTON

The protest movement playing out in Ethiopia is one of the most consequential conflicts on the African continent – more than any other, it has the potential to upend US policy in the Horn of Africa. It could disrupt counterterrorism efforts in Somalia and reduce the number of peacekeeping troops in South Sudan. But alarmingly, it has barely registered in Washington policy discussions or in the American press. Continue reading Ethiopia: End Game?

U.N. Urges South Sudan to Defuse Growing Ethnic Hate Speech

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned that rising ethnic rhetoric, hate speech and incitement to violence against certain ethnic groups in South Sudan is highly dangerous and could result in mass atrocities if not reined in by community and political leaders at the highest levels.

By Tom Miles | Reuters,

South Sudan is suffering a rise in hate speech and incitement to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Animosity between South Sudan’s Dinka ethnic group and the people of its southwestern Equatoria region surged earlier this month when buses on roads south of the capital Juba were attacked as they passed through Equatoria region. Continue reading U.N. Urges South Sudan to Defuse Growing Ethnic Hate Speech

Eritrea to Begin Evacuating Citizens from South Sudan

Eritreans control 60-70 percent of the Business in the Capital Juba

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean Embassy in South Sudan says it is giving priority to evacuating citizens from Benitu and Unity State amid reports of escalating violence and alarming discovery of mass graves.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 500 Eritreans taking refuge at a United Nation Peace Keeping compound in Bor along with thousands of displaced Sudanese.

The embassy also said it is closely following the situation in other areas of the country too and will do the same if deemed necessary.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a statement today said “we have discovered a mass grave in Bentiu, in Unity State, and there are reportedly at least two other mass graves in the capital Juba.” Continue reading Eritrea to Begin Evacuating Citizens from South Sudan