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Ethiopia blocks food aid, medical supplies from Tigray

Aid agencies are unable to restock food, health and other emergency supplies in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops are fighting with local forces, the United Nations warned on Thursday.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed embarked on a military campaign...

Ethiopia bombs arms and fuel depots in Tigray

AFPEthiopia's air force said Wednesday it had bombed arms and fuel depots in the northern region of Tigray, as an escalation in fighting led more than 8,000 to flee to neighbouring Sudan.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops and military...

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopians

Associated PressUp to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials said Wednesday, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain.Already at least 6,000 people...

Ethiopian soldiers, civilians flee escalating conflict to Sudan

ReutersSeveral Ethiopians, including army soldiers, fled the escalating conflict in the restive Tigray region to neighbouring Sudan on Monday, Sudanese state media and residents said.The flare-up in the northern region bordering Eritrea and Sudan has killed hundreds of people,...

Ethiopia to continue air strikes in Tigray, says PM, as civil war risks grow

ReutersEthiopian jets bombed the Tigray region on Friday and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged more air strikes in the escalating conflict, as reports emerged that Tigrayan forces had seized control of key federal military sites and weapons.Civilians in the...

Heavy fighting in Tigray as Ethiopia send army into the region

ReutersHeavy fighting broke out in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said, after the prime minister launched military operations in response to what he said was an attack on federal troops.In September, Tigray held regional elections in defiance...

Militia kills 14 civilians in latest attack in Ethiopia

Associated PressA security official in Ethiopia’s Western Benishangul-Gumuz region says an attack this week killed 14 civilians, while security forces killed 14 militia members in response.This is the latest deadly militia attack in the region. Two earlier attacks in...

Ethiopia dam to begin generating power in next 12 months

Ethiopia’s giant new hydropower dam on the Blue Nile will begin generating power in the next 12 months, the country’s president, Sahle-Work Zewde said on Monday.“This year will be a year where the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will start...

Leading Ethiopia opposition activist, Jawar Mohammed slammed with terror charges

Associated PressEthiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general’s office announced Saturday. They could face life in prison if convicted.They will appear in...

Militia attacks in western Ethiopia leave more than 30 dead

ReutersArmed militia men killed more than 30 people in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, a senior opposition leader said on Thursday, the latest security headache for reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government.The attacks, whose victims included women...
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