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Tigray rebels claim success in neighbouring Afar region

A senior Tigray People's Liberation Front commander in Ethiopia says TPLF forces have scored what he described as a major victory in the neighbouring Afar region.He told the BBC that the rebels were also fighting troops allied to the...

Thousands gather in Addis Ababa to show support for Ethiopia army

Thousands are gathering in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa at Meskel Square to demonstrate in support of the army.The national army has clashed with fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for months.Those supporting the army are blaming...

Tigray forces pushing south, takes more towns from Ethiopian forces

Forces from Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray said on Monday they were pushing south and had recaptured a town from government forces, underscoring their determination to keep fighting until the region's pre-war borders are restored.Conflict erupted in Tigray eight...

Ethiopia and Russia signs military pact

Ethiopia and Russia have signed a military cooperation deal following three days of talks, Ethiopia's state-linked broadcaster Fana reports.The Ethiopian Defence Force's finance division signed the deal, which it said will boost "long-standing relations between the two nations to...

Ethiopia says all aid flights to Tigray must be searched

Ethiopia’s prime minister has promised “immediate access” for humanitarian groups to Tigray, the United Nations said on Friday, after the United States and the European Union compared the Ethiopian government’s current treatment of the embattled region to a “siege.”The...

Ethiopia declares cease-fire in Tigray as rebel forces retake capital

Ethiopia's federal government on Monday declared a "unilateral ceasefire" in its war-torn Tigray region, state media reported, as rebel fighters entered the regional capital Mekele sparking celebrations on the streets.The dramatic reversal for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's forces signalled...

At least 64 killed in deadly Ethiopian airstrike on Tigray

Ethiopia’s military on Thursday said it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region. Health workers said the attack killed at least 64 people, including children, but the military insisted only combatants...

More deaths in Ethiopia as airstrike hits market in Tigray region

Several people has been killed and others injured in an airstrike in a town in Togoga, about 25km (15.5 miles) south of Mekelle in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.An eyewitness at Alder referral hospital said that he was struck in the...

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...
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