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Unity against the rich can undercut ethnic divisions in Ethiopia

Unity against the rich can undercut ethnic divisions in Ethiopia Ethiopia is facing a civil war—but the chaos won’t be solved by imperialist powers, writes Charlie Kimber

New stand-up show already feels like outdated humour

New stand-up show already feels like outdated humour Sam Jay’s new Netflix special 3 In The Morning is refreshing in some ways. But there are too many jokes that leave you cold, says Jasmine Fischer 

Millions threatened by a famine driven by the coronavirus

Millions threatened by a famine driven by the coronavirus The World Health Organisation recorded a record number of global cases on Sunday.

Ethiopian Oromo protest after killing of Hachalu Hundessa

Ethiopian Oromo protest after killing of Hachalu Hundessa Up to 1,000 Ethiopians and their supporters protested against the killing of a musician outside the country’s embassy in London.

Locust devastation in East Africa is linked to climate change

Locust devastation in East Africa is linked to climate change Some 40 percent of the 160 million people in the region are already undernourished

Why celebrate Britain’s murderous past in Africa?

Why celebrate Britain’s  murderous past in Africa? The British army plundered Africa—now it wants us to celebrate, writes Charlie Kimber

Western-backed regime in Ethiopia cracks down after protests topple prime minister

20 February 2018
Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last week following nearly three years of protests

A colonial massacre in Africa fully revealed for the first time

25 December 2017
Eighty years ago a colonial massacre of over 20,000 people was carried out by Italian fascist forces in Ethiopia

The roots of Al Shabaab

07 April 2015
The killing of 148 students at Kenya’s Garissa University College by Somali Islamist insurgents Al Shabaab marks the latest episode of bloodletting in a cycle of violence into which the region has been locked for some time.

Anger is rising over attacks on migrants in Saudi Arabia

26 November 2013
Hibist Kassa, a socialist in Ethiopia, on the background to the detention of and assaults on Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian migrants protest in London against brutal crackdown on workers in Saudi Arabia

19 November 2013
The government in Saudi Arabia has launched a brutal crackdown on migrant workers it sees as illegal. The Middle Eastern kingdom has a population of almost 30 million, with nine million migrants making up more than half of the workforce.

Ethiopia protests demand reforms

04 June 2013
Around 10,000 people protested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last Sunday. 

A major defeat for US in Somalia

02 December 2008
The US has suffered a bloody defeat in the "third front in the war on terror" after Ethiopia announced it will be ending its occupation of Somalia at the end of the year.

The US and Britain: a strained ‘special’ relationship

21 October 2008
It will come as no surprise to know that British troops helped the US to train the Georgian army. Or that Britain is providing assistance to the US-Ethiopian puppet regime in Somalia, a regime notorious for torture and massacre.

Somali rebels drive back Ethiopia’s army of occupiers

16 September 2008
Ethiopia’s US-backed occupation of Somalia is fast unravelling, threatening US control over the Horn of Africa.

Somalia’s puppet regime in trouble

13 May 2008
The US-backed occupation of Somalia is finding it increasingly hard to keep control as fighting rages against the Ethiopian army and its allies in the country’s puppet government.

Kenya's rulers are allies of the West

08 January 2008
The US sees Kenya as a strategic ally in the "war on terror" particularly as it borders countries including Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. The government has allowed military bases for both the US and Britain, as well as anchorage in Mombasa for naval vessels.

Somalia invasion one year on

08 January 2008
Over 2000 people across Britain joined a global day of action on on 28 December to mark the first anniversary of the US-backed Ethiopian invasion of Somalia.

Somalia: resistance grows to US-backed occupation

20 November 2007
‘The US claims that Somalia is the "third front" in the "war on terror". It supported the Ethiopian invasion in December 2006, saying that it was saving ordinary people from a form of "Taliban rule" by the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which had transformed the country into a "haven for Al Qaida".

Situation in Somalia worse than Darfur says UN official

15 May 2007
The crisis faced by up to 400,000 people fleeing attacks launched by US-backed Ethiopian and Somali government forces in Mogadishu, Somalia is "worse than Darfur", the United Nations’ humanitarian chief said this week. "In terms of the numbers of people displaced, and our access to them, Somalia is a worse crisis than Darfur or Chad or anywhere else this year," said John Holmes, a former British diplomat and now the UN’s emergency humanitarian coordinator.

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