2021 in Ethiopia
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Events in the year 2021 in Ethiopia.
Incumbents[edit source | edit]
Events[edit source | edit]
- Ongoing — COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia — Metekel conflict (since 2019) — Tigray conflict (since 2020)
- 3 January – Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia agree to hold further talks this month to resolve their dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.
- 5 January – The government promises to repair the centuries-old al-Nejashi mosque and the Orthodox Christian of Saint Emmanuel in Wukro that were damaged in December 2020 during the Tigray conflict in the Tigray conflict.
- 6 January
- 12 January
- 13 January
- Tigray: The government says it has killed former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin and two other members of the Tigray Region′s former ruling party.
- United States Senators Chris Murphy, Patrick Leahy, and Ben Cardin call for the government of Ethiopia to release journalists who have been arrested and to restore press freedom.
- At least 80 civilians, including children as young as two, are killed in Benishangul-Gumuz Region in what is believed to be ethnic fighting.
Scheduled Events[edit source | edit]
- For further information, see Public holidays in Ethiopia
Sports[edit source | edit]
- 2020–21 Ethiopian Premier League
- 24 August to 5 September 2021 – Ethiopia at the 2020 Summer Paralympics
Deaths[edit source | edit]
- 13 January – Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders: Seyoum Mesfin (former Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1991–2010); Abay Tsehaye (former Minister of Federal Affairs, 2001), and Asmelash Woldeselassie (politician); killed during military action.
See also[edit source | edit]
- Timeline of the Tigray conflict
- 2021 in East Africa
- COVID-19 pandemic in Africa
- Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
- [[Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
- African Continental Free Trade Area
References[edit source | edit]
- "Nile dam dispute: Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera English. January 3, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- "Tigray crisis: Ethiopia to repair al-Nejashi mosque". news.yahoo.com. BBC World News. January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
- "Ethiopian general admits Eritrean troops entered Tigray". news.yahoo.com. Yahoo News. AFP. January 6, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
- Squires, Nick. "Italian pasta company apologises for 'fascist' rigatoni named after former colony Ethiopia". news.yahoo.com. The Telegraph. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
- Agence France-Presse (January 13, 2021). "More than 80 killed in west Ethiopia attack". Africanews.
"We've received information that over 80 civilians were killed on January 12 in an area called Daletti" in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, Aaron Maasho, an advisor and spokesman for the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), told AFP. [...] Opposition politicians have described the violence in Metekel as ethnically motivated, alleging a targeted campaign by ethnic Gumuz militias against members of other ethnic groups in the area, including the Amhara, Ethiopia's second-largest group.
- "Tigray: Ethiopian army kills ex-Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin". msn.com. Al Jazeera. January 13, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
- "U.S. senators call for release of journalists in Ethiopia". msn.com. Reuters. January 13, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
- "Over 80 civilians killed in latest west Ethiopia attack". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera English. January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- "Ethiopian electoral board sets June 5 for national polls". Xinhua | English.news.cn. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
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