Eritrean refugees caught in crossfire of Ethiopia’s Tigray war

Robbie COREY-BOULET Mon, 1 February 2021, 2:15 am·5-min read     They have survived gun battles, attempted abductions, attacks by angry militiamen and days-long treks to safety with nothing to eat but moringa leaves. Yet Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia fear their suffering may not be…

At Least 10 Dead, 30 Injured After Mogadishu Hotel Seige Ends

Islamist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the assault through their radio station. The attack featured clashes with heavy gunfire, which followed a car bombing. The entire incident took longer than 7 hours. Among those killed at the popular hotel was the well-known retired General Mohamed Nur…

750 killed at Ethiopian Orthodox church said to contain Ark of the Covenant: report

Around 750 people were killed in an attack on an Orthodox church, which is said to contain the Ark of the Covenant described in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, in northern Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region — home to thousands of churches and monasteries…

South Sudan worked with Israeli surveillance company to monitor citizens, Amnesty finds

Written by Shannon VavraFEB 2, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The South Sudanese government obtained surveillance capabilities from an Israeli company between at least 2015 and 2017 in order to wiretap citizens’ phones, according to an Amnesty International investigation published Tuesday. The company, Verint Systems Ltd., a subsidiary…