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Over Ethiopia’s objections, UN rights body backs war monitor

GENEVA — Over Ethiopia’s objections, the U.N.’s main human rights body voted Friday to create an international team of experts to boost scrutiny of rights abuses in the devastating yearlong war between Ethiopian government forces and fighters from the country’s Tigray region. Ethiopia’s government decried a “neocolonialist mentality” […]

Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront to take charge in a yearlong war as rival fighters approach the capital, his government announced Wednesday. State media showed no images of Abiy Ahmed, a 45-year-old former soldier, and his spokeswoman Billene Seyoum dismissed a […]

US warns pilots of weapon fire as war nears Ethiopia capital

NAIROBI, Kenya — The United States is warning pilots that planes operating at one of Africa’s busiest airports could be “directly or indirectly exposed to ground weapons fire and/or surface-to-air fire” as Ethiopia’s war nears the capital, Addis Ababa. The Federal Aviation Administration advisory issued Wednesday cites the “ongoing clashes” […]

Calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia grow amid deepening conflict

Summary U.S. permits voluntary departure of some embassy staff, family East African bloc, EU add to chorus of ceasefire calls Six-month state of emergency declared on Tuesday Tigrayan forces threaten advance on capital Conflict has killed thousands, displaced over two million ADDIS ABABA, Nov 4 – Calls from […]

Tigray forces say air strikes hit Ethiopia’s Mekelle, government denies

Summary Resident, aid worker and doctor say city was attacked Government denies carrying out any assault on Mekelle War erupted in Tigray in November last year NAIROBI, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Rebellious northern Ethiopian forces accused the government of launching air strikes on the capital of Tigray region […]

U.N. warns of worsening famine, more clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UNITED NATIONS, July 2 – Top U.N. officials warned the Security Council on Friday that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray were now in famine and that there was a risk of more clashes in the region despite a unilateral ceasefire by the federal government. After six […]

Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

NAIROBI, Kenya — The plea arrived from a remote area that had so far produced only rumors and residents fleeing for their lives. Help us, the letter said, stamped and signed by a local official. At least 125 people have already starved to death. Trapped in one of […]

‘Clean out our insides’: Ethiopia detains Tigrayans amid war

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia has swept up thousands of ethnic Tigrayans into detention centers across the country on accusations that they are traitors, often holding them for months and without charges, the AP has found. The detentions, mainly but not exclusively of military personnel, are an apparent attempt […]

‘Stop the madness,’ Tigray leader urges Ethiopia’s PM

NAIROBI, Kenya — 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 declared victory. Debretsion Gebremichael, in a […]

‘We just ran’: Ethiopians fleeing war find little relief

UMM RAKOUBA, Sudan — The baby was born on the run from war. Her first bath was in a puddle. Now she cries all night in a country that is not her own. Wrapped in borrowed clothing, the child is one of the newest and most fragile refugees […]

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