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Ethiopia Says Forces Attack Base in Eritrea

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said Ethiopian troops moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea early Thursday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against two military posts used by “subversive groups.” He said the groups are […]

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Ethiopia Says Forces Attack Base in Eritrea

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal says Ethiopian ground forces moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea late Wednesday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against a military post used by “subversive groups.” Shimeles, speaking at a […]

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Ethiopia Says Troops Attack Eritrean Forces

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its troops have attacked Eritrean forces, in what the government describes as retaliation. Government official Shimeles Kemal told reporters Thursday that Ethiopian forces attacked a border area used by Eritrea to launch attacks inside Ethiopian territory. He accused Eritrea of attacking innocent targets in Ethiopia through surrogates. Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of backing […]

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Ethiopia Says Troops Attack Eritrean Forces

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its armed forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Spokesman Shimeles Kemal says Ethiopian ground forces moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea late Wednesday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against a military post used by “subversive groups.” Shimeles, speaking at a […]

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Israel Appoints Ethiopian Immigrant as Ambassador to Addis Embassy

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced the appointment of its first ambassador of Ethiopian descent. Balaynesh Zevadia will serve as the country’s main diplomat at its Ethiopian embassy in Addis Ababa. In a statement, the foreign ministry said her appointment “conveys an important message to Israeli society which is currently dealing with the issue of […]

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Ethiopian, Somali Troops Clash With al-Shabab

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say Ethiopian and Somali government troops have clashed with al-Shabab militants in southwestern Somalia. VOA’s Somali Service reports the sides battled Tuesday in a village between the towns of Luq and Bardale. Bardale is located 60 kilometers west of Baidoa, an al-Shabab stronghold that was once the seat of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government. Speaking […]

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Ethiopian, Somali Troops Clash With al-Shabab

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say Ethiopian and Somali government troops have clashed with al-Shabab militants in central Somalia. VOA’s Somali Service reports the sides battled Tuesday in a village between the towns of Luq and Bardale. Bardale is located 60 kilometers west of Baidoa, an al-Shabab stronghold that was once the seat of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government. There […]

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South Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Oil Pipeline Deal

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopia allowing it to build an oil pipeline through Ethiopia to the port of Djibouti. South Sudan’s information minister announced the deal Thursday, amid a bitter oil dispute with Sudan that has prompted the south to halt production. Landlocked South Sudan had been shipping oil in […]

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Ethiopia Opens New Front against al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say columns of Ethiopian troops have crossed into the country and are marching toward key al-Shabab strongholds, apparently opening a new military front against the Islamist militant group. A government official, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed the reports to VOA on Monday, saying the soldiers had reached the town of Luq […]

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Ethiopia Opens New Front against al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say columns of Ethiopian troops have crossed into the country and are marching toward key al-Shabab strongholds, apparently opening a new military front against the Islamist militant group. A government official, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed the reports to VOA on Monday, saying the soldiers had reached the town of Luq […]

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