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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...

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...

Ethiopia’s Tigray region defies PM Abiy with ‘illegal’ election

Ageing war veterans and university students joined long pre-dawn lines in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region to vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has deemed illegal.Polls opened at 6am (0300 GMT) across the mountainous northern...

Ethiopia’s Tigray region to holds poll, in defiance of central government

The Tigray region in northern Ethiopia will head to polls on Wednesday, 9th September in defiance of the central government, the latest challenge to PM Abiy Ahmed from a slew of regional leaders flexing their muscles ahead of next...

Mass arrests in Ethiopia raise fear of return to repressive past

Ethiopia has detained more than 9,000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission said, raising fears that a government hailed for reforms is returning to the iron-fisted tactics of past administrations.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who...

Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health officials said, the latest violence as myriad ethnic groups clamour for more autonomy.The protests were sparked by Sunday’s arrest of...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following protests last week which left at least 166 dead.Violent demonstrations broke out in the capital...

Ethiopia picks the pieces after nearly 200 died in protest over killing of Haacaaluu

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hot spots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth...
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Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...
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