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US imposes sanctions on Ethiopia over Tigray crisis

The United States is imposing wide-ranging restrictions on economic and security assistance to Ethiopia over the conflict in the Tigray region.The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, also announced visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials and others who...

Over 100 UN peacekeepers from Ethiopia seek asylum in Sudan

The United Nations says more than 100 former UN peacekeepers from Ethiopia have sought international protection and have applied for asylum in Sudan.They had been part of the recently closed UN mission in Darfur.This comes after other Ethiopian peacekeepers...

Ethiopia hauling Tigrayans across country into jail amid war

Ethiopia has swept up thousands of ethnic Tigrayans into detention centres across the country on accusations that they are traitors, often holding them for months and without charges.The detentions, mainly but not exclusively of military personnel, are an apparent...

200 may have been in Ethiopia as Amhara clashes rages

Ethiopia chief ombudsman says the number of people killed in recent clashes between the country's two largest ethnic groups may be as high as 200.Earlier reports said about 50 people had died in fighting between the Amharas and Oromos...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military in Ethiopia's Tigray region.Fitsum Berhane, who was working with the AFP news agency, was arrested by uniformed Ethiopian soldiers on...

Ethiopian opposition leaders’ health deteriorating in jail

Incarcerated Ethiopian opposition leaders lives are now in danger following nearly a month long hunger strike which and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government, according to their lawyer.“Four of them have continued with their...

Eritrea calls story on Tigray massacre an outrageous lies

Eritrea government is rejecting as “outrageous lies” a story by The Associated Press in which witnesses describe a massacre of several hundred people carried out by Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel criticized Thursday’s story on...

Ethiopia army kills ex-foreign minister in Tigray

Ethiopia army has announced that it has killed former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, one of the founding members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).Mr Seyum, who served as foreign minister from 1991 until 2010, was killed along with...

Ethiopian police arrest Reuters cameraman

A Reuters cameraman, Kumerra Gemechu, was arrested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday and will be kept in custody for at least two weeks, his family said. He has not been charged.No reason was provided to the...

Over 100 people killed in attack in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in a dawn attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Wednesday, the human rights commission said, as residents described fleeing the latest deadly assault in an area bedevilled by ethnic violence.The...
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Firmin Ngrebada Central African Republic’s PM announces resignation

The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered...
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