Tigray crisis in Ethiopia

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Despite Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali declaring victory on the 28th November, a two-and-a-half month long conflict between Ethiopian government forces and the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) is still raging in Tigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia.   The causes of this civil war (or “law enforcement operation”, as the government calls it) are complex and historically rooted. However, tensions […]

Timkat in Addis Ababa – Christian Orthodox believers celebrate the baptism of Jesus

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For the past three days, Ethiopian Christians have been celebrating Timkat, the most celebrated religious festival in the country. This Christian Orthodox holiday commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, providing the occasion for thousands of exuberant celebrations with processions, dances and singing. The streets of Addis Ababa are festively decorated in green, […]