Author: Tizazu Ayalew

US, UK And France Carried Out An Air Strike In Syria

The Syrian government is frequently accused of the production and use of chemical weapons since the start of protests in 2011. The suspected use of chemical weapons is one of the serious issues that have attracted the interest of major powers in deeply divided corners. The Western powers, led by

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Ethiopia: Behind the Current Escalating Waves of Protest

Ethiopia is suffering from a deep rooted national consensus problem related with ethnic cleavages despite its years of statehood. Nowadays, there exists a deep rooted contradictory interpretation of the country‘s history as well as its future paths by the existing political forces. The modes of political organization and mobilizations are

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Turkey, After The Failed Coup

A week has passed since the attempted failed coup plunged Turkey into a state of dim political realities. On Friday 15 July 2016, a military coup was launched against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Allegedly organized by Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Islamic cleric– officially accused by President Erdogan–the coup appeared

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Netanyahu’s Visit To East Africa

From July 4th to the 8th, 2016, Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited four East African States, which encompasses Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. He is the first sitting Israeli PM to visit the sub-Saharan states since 1987, which was almost three decades ago. The visit is suggested as an open

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The Biggest Ever Forced Displacement Crisis Facing The World

  Massive forced displacement of peoples in the form of either, Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) or Refugees, is one of the key challenges of the post-Cold War World. Intra-state war or a civil armed conflict is the main contributing factor for the existing dramatic displacement crisis worldwide. In addition, persecution

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A Conflicting Claim Over Al Shabaab’s Attack On AMISOM Base

  On June 9, 2016, a conflicting claim between the armed group, Al shabaab and AMISOM (Africa Union Mission in Somalia) had been reported, where both sides claimed to have killed a large number of opposition troops. Sheikh, Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al shabaab’s military operations spokesperson, told Reuters that they were

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Ethiopia Continues Rescue Mission in South Sudan

Unexpected raids by South Sudan’s Murle tribesmen against the Ethiopian Gambella region Nuers tribe has resulted in a massacre of 208 villagers, abduction of 125 children and 2008 cattle. What makes the April 15, 2016 attack unusual is the large scale and deadly occurrence of this incident, which is much

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Darfur: The Controversial Referendum

  Civil wars remain one of the key manifestations of Sudan since its independence from Anglo-Egyptian condominium rule. Triggered by inter alia, oppressive rules, ethnic and ideological cleavages, competition over scarce resources and colonial legacies as well, major confrontations have been a long-term reality. The North-South war of 1955–1972, the

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The Security Situation in Burundi

It was since April 2015 that Burundi found itself in security risk, while president Nkurunziza officially announce his running for third term presidential contest. Immediately public protest erupted, security deteriorated, and violence escalated without remedies until now. It has been frequently reported that, as of 20 December, 2015 approximately 400

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