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IGAD officially Launched the study report conducted on “Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Threat”Report

Horndiplomat-Today, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD’s) Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) in collaboration with Sahan Foundation has officially launched the study report conducted on “Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Threat”. Al Shabaab has aspired to become a truly regional organization, with the membership and...

Ethiopian government donates food aid to Hiiraan residents

Beletweyne, 14 August 2016 – The Ethiopian government has donated food aid to residents of Hiiraan who were displaced by floods early this year. The consignment that also included non-food items was donated to the Mayor of Beletweyne, Omar Adan Dekow, by the Deputy Ambassador...

Crisis in Ethiopia and the Role of the International Community: Politics of Fear

Dozens of anti-government protesters have been killed and arrested by government authorities amid ongoing unrest in Ethiopia. For months, hundreds of thousands of protestors from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups have rallied to protest political marginalization and systematic persecution by the government. In June, a 61-page...

Tattoos in the Horn

Horndiplomat-Unique facial and body markings are used across the Horn of Africa to enhance female beauty, reports James Jeffrey adding that though popular and colorful, “ some are more controversial than others” Elegant touch In Somaliland, where woman have a reputation for elegance and paying attention...

Ethiopian swimmer struggles to finish 100m freestyle swimming heat

Ethiopian Olympic swimmer Robel Kiros Habte finished last in the Preliminary Men’s 100m Freestyle heats at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The 24 year old was the only one of the 59 entrants in the heats not to complete the distance in under a minute. He...

Deaths and detentions in Ethiopia as protests flare

Horndiplomat-Six people have been reported killed in the country's Gondar region, and dozens detained during a rally in Addis Ababa. At least six people have been reported killed over two days of protests in Ethiopia while dozens were arrested in the capital, Addis Ababa. A source...

Ethiopia: catalyst of the Horn of Africa

By:James Jeffrey Horndiplomat-For a long time, Ethiopia was known as a country that needed others. But the tables appear to have turned. Now other countries need Ethiopia. For the last 25 years, while the Horn of Africa (including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia) garnered a reputation...

Tension high between Ethiopia and Eritrea despite harmony in region

James Jeffrey in Addis Ababa Horndiplomat-Addis Ababa Letter: concern their fraught history may once again lead to full-scale war  Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea snapped in June in their most dramatic way for the last 15 years. Fighting that erupted at their border involved tanks and heavy...

Ethiopia keen on benefitting from UAE’s experience in building airports and aviation services, says Ethiopian minister

Horndiplomat-ADDIS ABABA, - Ethiopia's Minister of Transport Workneh Gebeyehu, has expressed his country's keenness on benefitting from the UAE experience in building airports and aviation services. The remarks were made when Gebeyehu received Ambassador of the UAE to Ethiopia Ghazi Abdullah Al Mahri at the...

Ethiopia: Moving Towards Deeper Ethio-Djibouti Integration

Horndiplomat-Recently, Ethiopia hosted the 14th Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting. The two sides concluded their meeting signing of the list of agreed minutes presented by the experts on the three clusters: Political, Security and Social Affairs; Economic and Commercial issues; and the Port and...