Tigray

G7 and EU Urging Accelerated DDR Process in Ethiopia

G7 and EU Urging Accelerated DDR Process in Ethiopia

The G7 and the European Union (EU) have jointly recommended expediting the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) process for former combatants in Ethiopia. This recommendation comes in the wake of the Pretoria Peace Agreement commitments, which have garnered support from more than 30 countries and entities. Representatives from Canada, the EU, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, stationed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have expressed their appreciation for the ongoing dedication of the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and the Tigray Interim Regional Administration. Both parties have pledged to fulfill the outstanding provisions of the Permanent Cessation…
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African Union Reviews Ethiopian Peace Agreement Signed in Pretoria

African Union Reviews Ethiopian Peace Agreement Signed in Pretoria

The African Union convened to review the Ethiopian peace agreement signed in Pretoria, South Africa in November 2022. The forum witnessed the participation of the Federal Government of Ethiopia, TPLF (Tigray People's Liberation Front), US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer, and other relevant stakeholders. The two-year conflict in northern Ethiopia concluded following the signing of a peace agreement in Pretoria. However, a year has passed since the agreement, and there are lingering issues raised by both parties, which have yet to be addressed in accordance with the terms outlined in the agreement. Getachew Reda, Interim President…
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HIV/AIDS Prevalence Getting Worse in Tigray Region, Ethiopia

HIV/AIDS Prevalence Getting Worse in Tigray Region, Ethiopia

The Tigray Region of Ethiopia faces a dire situation as HIV/AIDS prevalence worsens, exacerbated by critical shortages of children's co-morbidity medicine and HIV test kits. The Tigray Region Health Office highlighted the scarcity of essential supplies amidst the current challenges in the region. Mr. Fisiha Birhane, the coordinator of HIV prevention and control at the Tigray Regional Health Bureau, emphasized a stark contrast in health performance over the past three years. Previously, there was more effective management of HIV/AIDS prevalence and related services. However, the landscape has deteriorated significantly. Mr. Birhane attributed the worsening spread of HIV to increased vulnerability…
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Debretsion G/Michael Makes First Appearance in Addis Ababa after Years of war

Debretsion G/Michael Makes First Appearance in Addis Ababa after Years of war

Former Tigray region president, Debretsion Gebremichael, who’re president of the region during the outbreak of war in northern Ethiopia on November 24, 2019, has emerged in Addis Ababa after a four-year absence. During his tenure, he was also responsible for the Tigray special police, which engaged in hostilities against the Northern Command of the National Defense Army, precipitating Ethiopia's descent into conflict. The war, which resulted in the loss of over one million Ethiopian lives and the destruction of property estimated at $28 billion, was halted following the signing of a peace agreement in Pretoria, South Africa, brokered by the…
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Turkey requests Ethiopia to restore Islamic heritage

Turkey requests Ethiopia to restore Islamic heritage

Turkey has formally requested to restore Ethiopia's Islamic heritage, particularly focusing on the historic Al Nejashi Mosque situated in the Tigray region. The mosque, a symbol of cultural significance, suffered extensive damage during the conflict in northern Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Heritage Protection Authority has confirmed that Turkey has submitted a formal request to the Ethiopian government for the restoration of this historical Islamic site. Both the Ethiopian Heritage Protection Authority and the Tigray Region Culture and Tourism Bureau have acknowledged and accepted Turkey's request to participate in the restoration efforts. Preparations for the restoration process have commenced, with Turkish heritage…
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A Six Billion Birr Steel Manufacturing Industry Commences in Mekelle, Tigray

A Six Billion Birr Steel Manufacturing Industry Commences in Mekelle, Tigray

A collaboration between Ethiopian and Chinese investors, a groundbreaking steel production industry, valued at 6 billion birr, is set to be established in Mekelle city. The project, slated for completion within ten months, marks a pivotal moment in the efforts to revitalize the region's and country’s economy. The interim administration head of the Tigray Region, Mr. Getachew Reda, emphasized the positive impact of the Legend Steel Industry on job creation for the local youth. This private association is spearheading the development, and its commitment to generating employment opportunities has garnered support from both private and associational investors. Engineer Yared Tesfaye,…
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Is Pretoria Peace Agreement guarantees sustainable peace to Ethiopia?

Is Pretoria Peace Agreement guarantees sustainable peace to Ethiopia?

The war broke out in northern Ethiopia following the TPLF's attack on National Defense Army of Northern command in 2019. This war, which lasted for two years, caused about 800,000 Ethiopians to lose their lives and $26 billion in economic losses. The peace agreement that led to this cessation of hostilities was signed a year ago in Pretoria, South Africa. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Alem, gave a statement about the agreement and other current issues. What benefit did the peace agreement brokered by the African Union between the federal government and the forces of…
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Safaricom Ethiopia to provide telecom services in Tigray

Safaricom Ethiopia to provide telecom services in Tigray

Safaricom Ethiopia has announced that network and infrastructure development in the Tigray region will begin in the coming weeks. Safaricom, which entered the Ethiopian market two years ago, has been offering its telecom services to its customers throughout the country except for the Tigray region. This company, which was unable to provide its telecom services due to the war in northern Ethiopia. The CEO of Safaricom Ethiopia, Wim VanHelleput, went to the Tigray region and discussed with the leaders of the interim administration of the region, the organization announced on its social media page. In the coming weeks, he held…
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HIV/AIDS infection rate shocks in Tigray, Ethiopia

HIV/AIDS infection rate shocks in Tigray, Ethiopia

According to Tigray region health office data, 10 out of 100 are infected with HIV AIDS. The office announced that the rate of HIV AIDS virus infections in Tigray region is alarming Tigray region, after the war in the north, the spread of the HIV virus has increased dramatically, and the spread has increased by 10.5 per cent, the regional health office told Addis Maleda. The deputy head of the Tigray Regional Health Office, Dr Raye Isaias, said that the spread of the virus has increased significantly during and after the war in the region due to sexual assaults. HIV…
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Tigray Region suspends more than 200 policemen

Tigray Region suspends more than 200 policemen

Tigray interim administration Police commission suspended more than 200 police officers due to collaboration with enemies. Some policemen told Ethio Negari that, the new administration said to them that, you're receiving salaries from the Prosperity Party and that they did not join the armed struggle. These complainants told us that the former members of the Tigray police, who had been assigned to different areas of Tigray for 30 years, were deprived of their jobs and salaries. According to the police, when ENDF took control of Tigray in 2019, they said that you worked together with the interim administration and received…
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