By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
January 3, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Ethiopian military has retired over 300 long serving senior military officers, according to country’s Ministry of Defense.
The army has cut-back a total of 316 senior military officials, including 13 Generals, as part of the plans set
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese are fleeing their homes after inter-ethnic clashes around the town of Pibor.
The UN is warning villagers to run for their lives as some 6,000 fighters advance on their ethnic rivals.
Fighters from the Lou Nuer ethnic group are pursuing members
Nine famous Ethiopian artists from Tigray who had significant roles in the struggle against the military regime died in a car accident on Monday.
Also after the fall of the dictatorial regime, the artists have had active roles in mobilizing the public towards development.
The artists were
KHARTOUM, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Sudan detained on Monday 317 Eritreans trying to cross the border to Egypt with most of them wanting to reach Israel, Sudanese police said.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says the government is holding 29 people in the capital and other parts of the country on suspicion of terrorism.
Further to our previous media releases detailing a potential new trend in pirate tactics in an area of the Red Sea off Eritrea
The question facing regional leaders is whether to rehabilitate or isolate Eritrea?
By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service
Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why.
It appears that pirates in the Red Sea have adopted the practice of attacking ships in large groups, a maritime security group says, following the second mass attack this month.
According to sources from Eritrea, the Eritrean government has been engaged in secretly transferring huge amount of old Sudanese pound, from South Sudan to North Sudan via Eritrea.
By Paul Richardson
Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki called for more frequent talks between East African leaders to strengthen relations among countries in the region, according to the Ugandan president’s office.
August 9, 2011: A UN investigation into recent terrorist plots against AU (African Union) leaders has revealed that Eritrea was providing support for Islamic terror groups via Eritrean embassies.
The Security Council today tightened its sanctions regime on Somalia and Eritrea to include individuals and entities identified as political or military leaders recruiting or using child soldiers in Somalia’s armed conflicts…
KHARTOUM — Sudan on Monday jailed a journalist for reporting the alleged rape of a female opposition activist by security forces, her lawyer said, in a trial that has already seen one reporter imprisoned.
Last weekend, Prime Minister Meles met with the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and of France. Discussions covered bilateral humanitarian, regional and international issues.
The Ethiopian Government has this year expanded the opportunity it provides to enroll Eritrean refuges to its higher education institutions and has raised that number to 751, sources from Addis Ababa reported.
Published: July 8, 2011 at 1:22 PM
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) — Washington should launch a diplomatic attack against al-Shabaab that extends beyond Somalia’s borders, a House official in charge or terrorism issues said.
Tentative Programme of Work of the Security Council for the Month of July 2011
By Simon Martelli (AFP)
KHARTOUM — The northern branch of the ex-rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement warned on Sunday that the South Kordofan conflict could spread across the country’s new southern border unless Khartoum agreed to a ceasefire.
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA, June 29 (Reuters) – Ethiopia believes two journalists it detained last week planned to sabotage the country’s power and phone lines and recruit others to work with arch-foe Eritrea to destabilise it, a police chief said on Wednesday.
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government has signed a deal to buy more than 200 tanks at a cost of $100 million from Ukraine’s state-owned military hardware export firm Ukrspetsexport,
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
March 20, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia will increase its military spending to safeguard itself from its enemies, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Saturday, days after Addis Ababa threatened to take military action against neighboring Eritrea.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia warned on Saturday it would take “all measures necessary” against Eritrea, in a rare threat of direct action against a neighbour it routinely accuses of supporting rebel groups.
Djibouti yesterday saw its first violent unrests, organised by students, and now the opposition calls for “general protests” on 18 February against President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh’s intention to seek a third term.
Al-Nahda was aware that the Ethiopian official handling the Eritrean case in the Foreign Department of the Ethiopian Ministry of Interior received, in his office in Addis Ababa, the EPDP delegation headed by Mr. Woldeyesys Amar and included his deputy, Mr. Hamid Ramadan Dirar and others.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
October 1, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia today said it arrested 75 Eritrea-trained ‘‘terrorists’’ who were planning to carry out attacks during the country’s New Year and Eid holidays.