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When the supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto began systematically attacking the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a neo-colonialist institution biased against Africans in the run-up to Kenya's 2013 election, their prime concern was domestic: to ensure their…
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    ETHIOPIA CONFLICT TRENDS REPORT: AFAR REGION

    INTRODUCTION Situated in north-eastern Ethiopia, bordering the Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and Somali regions, Afar occupies a strategically important geographical position, which has become more apparent in recent years. This is increasingly counteracting its relatively small population size (around 2 million)

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    UNDERSTANDING THE FANO INSURGENCY IN ETHIOPIA’S AMHARA REGION

    The Fano insurgency in the Amhara region is currently one of the most serious security threats affecting Ethiopia. As well as causing widespread deadly violence—largely between the Fano, federal security and local government forces— affecting the region’s civilian population, it

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