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Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in the holy city of Aksum over two days in November.An Amnesty International report says the mass killings on 28...

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...

Fear in Ethiopia’s Tigray: We’ll be left without families

As soldiers from Eritrea looted border town of Rama in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, one home became a dispensary for frightened residents seeking medicine in the midst of war.In return, they shared details of killings in nearby communities. An American...

Jailed Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed on hunger strike

Leading Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and 19 others who have been charged with terrorism have been on a hunger strike for over 13 days, according to their lawyers.They were charged in September in relation to a wave of...

One shot dead in anti-government protest in Mekele, Ethiopia

One person was shot dead Tuesday when soldiers opened fire on an anti-government protest in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray region, a medical official said.The protest in the city of Mekele was timed to coincide with...

Eritrea pressed by USA to withdraw forces from Tigray

The United States says it has directly “pressed senior levels” of Eritrea’s government to immediately withdraw its troops from neighbouring Ethiopia, where witnesses have described them looting and hunting down civilians in the embattled Tigray region.A State Department spokesperson...

Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian News Agency.Army Chief of Staff General Birhanu Jula on Wednesday said a "third party was behind the Sudanese army's violation...

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...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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