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Imperialist powers mourn death of Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi

By Jean Shaoul, September 4, 2012

The state funeral of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in the capital, Addis Ababa, underscores the highly unstable character of political relations in Africa.

A discussion on Ethiopias’s role in Somalia

October 11, 2008

The following correspondence was received on the September 22 article, "Ethiopia threatens to withdraw from Somalia". Below is a reply by its author, Brian Smith.

Ethiopia threatens to withdraw from Somalia

By Brian Smith, September 22, 2008

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has warned that he is prepared to withdraw his country’s troops from Somalia, where they are propping up the US-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG), even if the latter was not in control of the country.

Global food price rises exacerbate famine in Ethiopia and Somalia

By Barry Mason, July 3, 2008

It is not unusual for Ethiopia and Somalia to be hit by drought and food shortages, but this year the rise in food costs makes an already disastrous situation worse.

Ethiopia steps up military occupation of Mogadishu

By Brian Smith, Chris Talbot, November 12, 2007

A brutal clampdown by the United States-backed Ethiopian forces occupying Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has resulted in the deaths of more than 70 civilians and up to 200 wounded.

Ethiopia accused of using white phosphorus bombs in US-backed occupation of Somalia

By Brian Smith, August 13, 2007

A new report by United Nations arms monitors accuses Ethiopia’s army of using illegal white phosphorus bombs during the US-backed occupation of Somalia.

War crimes investigation after Ethiopia shells civilians in Somali capital

By Ann Talbot, April 16, 2007

The European Union (EU) has begun a war crimes investigation after Ethiopian and Ugandan forces backing the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) attacked civilian areas in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.Ethiopia invaded Somalia at the end of last year to install the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which is backed by the US and the EU.

US backs Ethiopia’s invasion of Somalia

By Ann Talbot, December 28, 2006

The Bush administration is openly backing Ethiopia’s invasion of its neighbour Somalia.

Letters on Ethiopia

June 28, 2005

On “Ethiopia: West plays down murder of demonstrators”

Ethiopia: West plays down murder of demonstrators

By Brian Smith, June 23, 2005

Security forces fired indiscriminately at crowds of unarmed protesters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, killing 36 and wounding more than 100 people on June 8. Protests had erupted in Addis Ababa and several other towns and cities over the previous week in response to alleged fraud in the disputed elections of May 15.

Oldest modern human fossil discovered in Ethiopia

By Frank Gaglioti, July 25, 2003

A team of 45 scientists from 14 different countries led by Professor Tim White from Berkeley University has uncovered and assembled three fossilised skulls from Ethiopia that provide the oldest record of modern humans. The fossils give strong support to what is known as the Out of Africa theory: that humans first evolved in Africa and then migrated to other regions and ultimately the entire globe.

Famine could affect 15 million in Ethiopia and Eritrea

By Barry Mason, October 21, 2002

Warnings that a severe famine could affect up to 15 million people in Ethiopia and Eritrea have been made by aid agencies. This comes at a time when the famine that is still developing in Southern Africa is affecting 15 million, together with six million needing emergency food rations in Afghanistan and up to two million in Angola.