Colonial powers and Ethiopian frontiers 1880–1884 is the fourth volume of Acta Aethiopica, a series that presents original Ethiopian documents of nineteenth-century Ethiopian history with English translations and scholarly notes. The documents have been collected from dozens of archives in Africa and Europe to recover and present the Ethiopian voice in the history of Ethiopia in the nineteenth century. The present book, the first Acta Aethiopica volume to appear from Lund University Press, deals with how Ethiopian rulers related to colonial powers in their attempts to open Ethiopia for trade and technological development while preserving the integrity and independence of their country. In addition to the correspondence and treatises with the rulers and representatives of Italy, Egypt and Great Britain, the volume also presents letters dealing with ecclesiastical issues, including the Ethiopian community in Jerusalem.

Tadesse Simie Metekia

Atrocities that befell Ethiopia during the Dergue regime (1974–91) targeted both the living and the dead. The dead were in fact at the centre of the Dergue’s violence. Not only did the regime violate the corpses of its victims, but it used them as a means to perpetrate violence against the living, the complexity of which requires a critical investigation. This article aims at establishing, from the study of Ethiopian law and practice, the factual and legal issues pertinent to the Dergue’s violence involving the dead. It also examines the efforts made to establish the truth about this particular form of violence as well as the manner in which those responsible for it were prosecuted and eventually punished.

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The Politics of Information and Analysis in Food Security Crises
Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey

’ and populist governance ( Winston and Winston, 2020 ) and by the deterioration of the multilateral institutions on which famine prevention and humanitarian response has been based ( Hopgood, 2019 ). Famine has always had political consequences. In perhaps the most infamous contemporary case, the famine in Ethiopia in 1984–85 was deliberately kept out of view by the governing regime because it coincided with the celebrations of the tenth anniversary of

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Humanity and Solidarity
Tanja R. Müller and Róisín Read

This is the second general issue of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs , following in the wake of two themed issues on Extreme Violence, and Gender and Humanitarianism respectively. It comes at a time when COVID-19 has resulted in rising global inequalities, including those based on gender, and the spectre of famine has returned to public consciousness – for example, in northern Ethiopia. Gender and violence – the latter of a more indirect form – both feature in this issue, as do

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Negotiated Exceptions at Risk of Manipulation
Maelle L’Homme

Introduction Pope Benedict XVI, Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres have at least one thing in common: they each, at different times and in reference to different contexts, called for or ordered the opening of so-called ‘humanitarian corridors’. Whether it was to evacuate wounded civilians in South Ossetia in 2008, to implement a daily ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in 2018, or to assist populations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in 2021, respectively, the notion is now so frequently invoked that it goes

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and accompanying bureaucratisation also contributed to shaping témoignage practices. As governments started instrumentalising humanitarian action to further their own ends – like in Ethiopia in the early 1980s to promote forced resettlement – témoignage became a means for MSF to resist such manipulation. MSF denounced the government’s forced relocation policies, shedding light on the human-induced character of the famine ( Weissman, 2011 : 34

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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

those refugees have fled their home nations, with 53.9 per cent of those refugees and asylum seekers originating from Somalia, while South Sudanese people make up 24.7 per cent, followed by Congolese (9 per cent) and Ethiopians (5.8 per cent). About 44 per cent of the asylum and refugee seekers live in Dadaab, located in the east of the country and hosting three UNHCR-managed camps, while 40 per cent live in Kakuma in the north of the country and 16 percent live in the

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Expanding Gender Norms to Marriage Drivers Facing Boys and Men in South Sudan
Michelle Lokot, Lisa DiPangrazio, Dorcas Acen, Veronica Gatpan, and Ronald Apunyo

: 10.1186/s12916-019-1279-8 . Erulkar , A. ( 2013 ), ‘ Early Marriage, Marital Relations and Intimate Partner Violence in Ethiopia ’, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health , 39 : 1 , 6 – 13 . Gage , A. (ed.) ( 2009 ), Coverage and Effects of Child Marriage Prevention Activities in Amhara Region, Ethiopia ( Chapel Hill, NC : MEASURE Evaluation ), www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-09-70 (accessed 5 October 2020 ). Girls’ Education South Sudan Project ( 2019 ), https

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essays in Humanitarian Photography delve into recent debates over the ethics of representation, which heated up in reaction to coverage of the 1984–85 Ethiopian famine. Henrietta Lidchi’s essay, ‘Finding the Right Image’ – which comes right after Heerten’s essay on Biafra – explores the media response to the Ethiopian famine and finds the same patterns 16 years after Biafra (280–4). The use of images of starving Africans, mostly women and children, once again left

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How Can Humanitarian Analysis, Early Warning and Response Be Improved?
Aditya Sarkar, Benjamin J. Spatz, Alex de Waal, Christopher Newton, and Daniel Maxwell

Classification. Working to improve conflict analysis is underway, but so far tools like the political marketplace (PM) framework have not been incorporated. 4 The paper was written after the outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia, but prior to the current turn of events and the acceleration of the humanitarian crises. Events in Tigray are changing too rapidly to be adequately captured

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