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One killed as humanitarian workers now targeted in Tigray

An Ethiopian national working for an Italian charity was killed in the war-hit Tigray region on Saturday after he was “hit by a stray bullet”, according to his employer.Negasi Kidane, from the Tigrayan city of Adigrat, had been employed...

US President calls for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia’s Tigray

US President Joe Biden has called for a ceasefire in Ethiopia's conflict in the northern region of Tigray.Mr Biden demanded an end to "large-scale human rights abuses". The fighting, now in its seventh month, has killed thousands and forced...

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...

U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the decade-long dispute over massive Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile River’s main tributary.Jeffrey Feltman is expected to hold talks with Gen....

Oxfam say over 5 million face extreme hunger in Tigray

Planting season comes to a halt as thousands of farmers lost tools, seeds and livestock to long down conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, exposing millions to hungerIn a statement released Tuesday, Oxfam warns of impending hunger and devastation as...

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...

Eritrea admits presence in Tigray, tells UN its withdrawing

Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict.The admission in a letter to...

Eritrean soldiers still killing civilians in Tigray region

Eritrean soldiers remain in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and are killing civilians weeks after Ethiopia said the soldiers would leave, according to Amnesty International.The United Nations Security Council is expected to meet Thursday on the situation in Tigray, where...
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