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UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before a military offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.Hundreds, possibly thousands,...

Ethiopia’s PM vows ‘final and crucial’ offensive in Tigray

Associated PressEthiopia’s prime minister on Tuesday declared “the final and crucial” military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country’s rebellious northern Tigray region.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a social media post said a...

Ethiopia rejects mediation, bombs Tigray capital

Ethiopia resisted international pressure for mediation in a war in the country’s north on Monday as its air force bombed the Tigrayan capital Mekelle, according to diplomatic and military sources.Hundreds have died, 25,000 refugees have fled to Sudan and...

Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

Associated PressLeader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighbouring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, a sign of huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills...

Witness account emerges of Ethiopians fleeing Tigray

The sound of heavy weapons erupted across the Ethiopian border town, and immediately Filimon, a police officer, started to run.Now, shaken and scared, he pauses when asked about his wife and two small children, ages 5 and 2. “I...

Ethiopia conflict escalates as government arrest 150 operatives

Tensions over the deadly conflict in Ethiopia are spreading well beyond its cut-off Tigray region, as the federal government says some 150 suspected “operatives” accused of seeking to “strike fear and terror” throughout the country have been detained.The new...

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,...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...