Ethiopias

Ethiopia’s War In Uncertain Phase After Abiy’s Advance

Ethiopia’s military this week regained control of territory previously claimed by Tigrayan rebels, a potential validation of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s decision to join soldiers to conflict-hit areas. Yet how the government scored its wins and what they mean for an eventual outcome in the year-old war remain points of fierce debate as fighting enters …

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Ethiopia’s Abiy Vows To ‘Bury The Enemy’, UN Sounds Alarm On Hunger

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed vowed Friday to “bury the enemy” in his first message from the battlefront according to state media, as the UN warned the year-long conflict has left millions short of food. As Tigrayan rebels report major territorial gains, claiming this week to have seized a town just 220 kilometres (135 miles) from …

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Ethiopia’s Wartime Emergency Decree Sets Capital On Edge

All week, Bisrat’s phone has been buzzing with news of fellow Tigrayans caught up in a fresh round of mass arrests linked to Ethiopia’s year-long war. Police first arrested his former business partner from a shop in central Addis Ababa, then detained his uncle and brother-in-law in house-to-house searches. Lawyers say they are among thousands …

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Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia’s Tigray, tells U.N. withdrawing

FILE PHOTO: A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia, March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 16, 2021 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the …

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Ethiopia’s PM says forces have been sent into Benishangul-Gumuz region | One America News Network

December 24, 2020 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday he had deployed forces to the western Benishangul-Gumuz region, a day after gunmen killed more than 100 people in the area, which has seen regular ethnic violence. On Wednesday, the state-run Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said gunmen had killed over …

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Inside a military base in Ethiopia’s Tigray: soldiers decry betrayal by former comrades

December 17, 2020 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Rebellious soldiers used government tanks to attack their former comrades in a military base in the first chaotic days of Ethiopia’s month-long war in the region of Tigray, according to two soldiers caught in what they described as a 10-day siege. Forces still loyal to Tigray’s former ruling …

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First NGO aid convoy arrives in capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region

December 12, 2020 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The first non-governmental aid convoy since fighting erupted last month has arrived in the capital of Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray carrying desperately needed medicines and other items, the international Red Cross said on Saturday. The government restricted access to the region after fighting began on Nov. 4 …

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Insecurity holds up aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, aid workers say | One America News Network

December 6, 2020 ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is too volatile for aid to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians in need, humanitarian workers said on Sunday, amid reports of persistent fighting, looting and lawlessness. Aid agencies have warned of a lack of food, medication and body bags in Tigray, where 600,000 …

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