Ethiopia

Tigray forces say Ethiopian airstrike kills 56 civilians

Much of Tigray remains cut off from the world, with limited communications for humanitarian workers who have found their work severely constrained by a months-long government blockade.

published on : 9th January 2022

China to appoint Horn of Africa envoy amid Ethiopia crisis

China's interests in the region include a military base in the tiny nation of Djibouti, tucked between Somalia and Eritrea.

published on : 6th January 2022

Report: Ethiopia detains many Tigrayans deported from Gulf

Ethiopians, mostly from the Tigray and Amhara, make illegal travel each year to Saudi through Yemen in search of a better life. But Saudi officials have deported thousands in recent years.

published on : 5th January 2022

UN chief says aid and flights resuming to Ethiopia's Tigray

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said U.N. flights between Tigray’s capital Mekelle and Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa had also restarted.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Ethiopia says PM Abiy Ahmed at war front, handing duties to deputy

Abiy Ahmed's government wants the Tigray forces, which it has designated as a terrorist group, to withdraw to their region.

published on : 24th November 2021

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed to lead frontline combat against rebel forces

Over the past months, forces loyal to the rebel group TPLF have advanced southward into central parts of the East African country.

published on : 23rd November 2021

US warns pilots of weapon fire as war nears Ethiopia capital Addis Ababa

The US this week urged its citizens in Ethiopia to 'leave now,' saying there should be no expectation of an Afghanistan-style evacuation.

published on : 18th November 2021

Ethiopian government detains 1,000 under state of emergency: United Nations

Following some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict, Ethiopian soldiers fled the Tigray capital, Mekele, in June.

published on : 16th November 2021

Antony Blinken to Africa to boost US response to regional crises

Thus, Blinken's trip is aimed in part at raising Washington's profile as a player in regional and international initiatives to restore peace and promote democracy as it competes with China.

published on : 16th November 2021

A groom, a lawyer, an ambulance driver among Ethiopia's dead

A diaspora group has confirmed close to 2,000 deaths of ethnic Amhara as Tigray forces push toward Ethiopia's capital.

published on : 15th November 2021

People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription

The women estimated scores of men had been killed and residents had been forbidden to bury their bodies.

published on : 8th November 2021

Twitter suspends trends feature in Ethiopia for fear of violence escalation

Twitter temporarily disabled the Trends feature in Ethiopia to make sure that the platform cannot be used to instigate violence in the conflict-torn country.

published on : 6th November 2021

Tigray, other groups form alliance against Ethiopian leader

The organizer of the new front Yohanees Abraha said the new alliance is both political and military. It has had no communication with Ethiopia’s government.

published on : 5th November 2021

UN rights chief decries 'extreme brutality' in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

The report, based on 269 interviews with victims and witnesses, described endemic torture, with victims beaten with electric cables and metal pipes, detained incommunicado and intentionally starved.

published on : 3rd November 2021

New airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray capital; kids among dead

Government spokesman Legesse Tulu told the airstrike targeted a site in Mekele city used by rival Tigray forces to make and repair weapons.

published on : 28th October 2021
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