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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...

European Union suspends aid to Ethiopia over Tigray crisis

The European Union has postponed nearly €90m ($110m; £81m) in budget support payments to Ethiopia due to concerns over the crisis in the Tigray region.European Commission spokeswoman Ana Pisonero-Hernandez said that there were five conditions for the aid to...

Ethiopia’s Tigray leaders say thousands killed in conflict

Several thousand combatants have been killed in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, an official with the fugitive regional government is asserting, although claims remain difficult to verify a month after fighting erupted between Ethiopian and regional forces.Getachew Reda, a senior...

Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front” two days after Abiy...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured by the government troops.Debretsion Gebremichael, who heads the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), also told...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” there during a meeting with three African Union special envoys...

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...
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Series of explosions in Bata, Equatorial Guinea claims 20

At least 300 people have been injured and about 20 persons have died in a series of explosions in...
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