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No Proof of Eritrean Troops in Tigray: UN Chief

“We have no proof of the presence of Eritrean troops inside Ethiopia” – UN Chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said there is no proof of Eritrean troops involvement in the Tigray conflict where government forces are fighting the TPLF rebels.

BY XINHUA

Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that there is no proof of Eritrean troops inside Ethiopia, where government forces are fighting rebels in the northern most region of Tigray. Continue reading No Proof of Eritrean Troops in Tigray: UN Chief

Eritrea’s Alleged Involvement in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

Even if the claims about Eritrea’s alleged military involvement in Tigray were true, it is important to note that it would only be possible through the total agreement and full consent of the Ethiopian government.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)

Yesterday, Reuters reported that a US official and other diplomatic sources have backed accusations that Eritrean soldiers are fighting alongside Ethiopian troops to help Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s government in the operation against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Continue reading Eritrea’s Alleged Involvement in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

U.S. ‘Thinks’ Eritrea Joined Ethiopian War

The diplomatic sources and the U.S. government source, however, did not have information on the numbers Washington believes have crossed, nor their weapons or role in the war.

As we all recall, Article Two of the 2018 Peace Agreement signed between Eritrea and Ethiopia stipulates that the two countries will promote comprehensive cooperation in the political, security, defense, economic, trade, investment, cultural and social fields on the basis of complementarity and synergy.

BY PHIL STEWART & DAVID LEWIS | REUTERS

The United States believes Eritrean soldiers have crossed into Ethiopia to help Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government battle a rebellious northern force, despite denials from both nations, a U.S. government source and five regional diplomats said. Continue reading U.S. ‘Thinks’ Eritrea Joined Ethiopian War

TPLF’s Ultra-Nationalist Ideology and the Conflict in Ethiopia

While the rest of the country has embraced a new horizon, the TPLF continues to hold on to its old divisive ideology.

“The ideology of the TPLF clique has long spread divisiveness and hostility to the detriment of the Tigrayan people and the people of Ethiopia at large,” says Somali Region President, Mustafa Omer. (Photo:Eduardo Soteras/AFP)

BY MUSTAFA OMER | AL JAZEERA

The Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) is at the heart of an ongoing bloody conflict with the federal government of Ethiopia.

The TPLF was established in the Tigray-majority region of Ethiopia in the 1970s as one of the many rebel groups fighting for freedom from Ethiopian imperial rule. The Tigray community, at that time, was marginalised by the feudal system. After the military overthrow of the imperial government, the front, like others, fought the newly established communist military government. Continue reading TPLF’s Ultra-Nationalist Ideology and the Conflict in Ethiopia

Ethiopia says War Ending, With Most Tigray Leaders Dead or Caught

The UN says fighting has continued in many parts of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, complicating efforts to deliver humanitarian aid despite an agreement granting the UN access to territory under federal control. @AFP

BY REUTERS

Ethiopia said it had captured or killed most commanders of a rebellious northern force, while Tigray’s fugitive local leader countered on Friday that civilians were protesting against looting by occupying soldiers.

Neither side gave proof for their assertions about the month-long war in the mountainous region bordering Eritrea where phone communications have been down and access severely restricted. Continue reading Ethiopia says War Ending, With Most Tigray Leaders Dead or Caught

Tigray Crisis: Fears of a March into Guerrilla Warfare

Could this lead to a prolonged conflict?

After being ensconced in power in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region for nearly three decades, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) could be preparing to return to the mountains to launch a guerrilla war against the federal government.

BY BBC NEWS

After being ensconced in power in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region for nearly three decades, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) could be preparing to return to the mountains to launch a guerrilla war against the federal government.

But the Ethiopian military believes that it can prevent this from happening through the offensive it launched on 4 November to oust the TPLF and arrest more than 70 of its leaders and military officers. Continue reading Tigray Crisis: Fears of a March into Guerrilla Warfare