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.
04 June 2013
Around 10,000 people protested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last Sunday.
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.
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.
16 September 2008
Ethiopia’s US-backed occupation of Somalia is fast unravelling, threatening US control over the Horn of Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
01 May 2007
A savage bombardment of the Somali capital Mogadishu by occupying Ethiopian forces has left thousands dead and driven over 350,000 people from their homes.
17 April 2007
Over 1,000 people are reported killed during the recent assault on the Somali capital Mogadishu, by US-backed Ethiopian forces.
31 March 2007
Fierce fighting has resumed in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, giving the lie to claims that the US-backed Ethiopian invasion would bring an era of peace.
20 January 2007
In Somalia US warplanes and Ethiopian attack helicopters have killed up to 70 nomadic tribesmen, while the pro-US militia is spreading terror among ordinary people. So says Dahabo Isse of the Somali Civil Liberties and Human Rights Organisation.
20 January 2007
Last week’s US attack on Somalia is the latest stage of imperialist intervention in the Horn of Africa, write Ken Olende and Charlie Kimber
13 January 2007
06 January 2007
The recent Ethiopian invasion of Somalia is a direct product of the US-British "war on terror". It threatens to further destabilise a region which has repeatedly been torn apart by war and famine.
29 April 2006
Over 70 years ago the British government was rocked by what the historian AJP Taylor described as "the greatest explosion over foreign affairs for many years". This was caused when the Tory "national" government, led by Stanley Baldwin, was caught out lying about its stance towards fascist Italy’s war against the independent East African state of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).
18 June 2005
At least 22 protesters were shot dead by security forces in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, last week. But there has been little hue and cry from New Labour over this outrage.
05 May 2005
The pillage of Magdala is well documented in contemporary British accounts.