China Will Steadfastly Stand with Ethiopia, Oppose External Intervention: Ambassador Zhiyuan

China will steadfastly stand with the Ethiopian people and keep to the consistent position of opposing external intervention in Ethiopia’s internal affairs under the disguise of human rights or democracy. In his press briefing today, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Zhao Zhiyuan said China will continue to support the Ethiopian people as they work for peace, […]

Communiqué of Fifth African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, Held in New York, 1 December

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today welcomed the continuing strong cooperation between the two organizations. The leaders, meeting at United Nations Headquarters for the fifth African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, also reviewed progress in the implementation of the “UN-AU Joint Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and […]

EU-U.S.: Joint Press Release by the EEAS and Department of State on the High-Level Consultations on the Indo-Pacific

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino led the first U.S.-EU high-level consultations on the Indo-Pacific on December 3 in Washington. The two reviewed their respective Indo-Pacific engagement and strategies.  Both reaffirmed their intention to work together and with partners in support of a free and […]

Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: Lalibela retaken – government

 Ethiopian troops have recaptured the historic town of Lalibela from Tigrayan rebels, the government has said. This is the latest victory claimed by the government since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went to the front lines last week to lead the fight-back. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) said it had made a “strategic withdrawal” from […]

UN Recap: November 28-December 3, 2021

UNITED NATIONS — Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as seen from the United Nations perch. Omicron travel bans U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that South Africa and seven nations surrounding it were being collectively punished for having been transparent about detecting and reporting […]

Ethiopian government says it retook string of towns from Tigray forces

The Ethiopian government says its forces recaptured Shewa Robit, a town some 220km (135 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa, which was claimed last week by fighters from the northern Tigray region. Government spokesman Legesse Tulu said on Wednesday Shewa Robit was among several small towns retaken by Ethiopia’s army and regional forces loyal to […]