Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead

The raids, confirmed by two humanitarian workers, came days after a new military offensive was launched against Tigray forces. Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace. Ethiopia’s government, however, dismissedContinue reading “Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead”

Thousands thrown into concentration camps and others butchered in Ethiopia ethnic purge, report says

‘There is no mercy’ for Tigrayan people, witness claims Soldiers occupying parts of Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are engaged in an ethnic purge of native people who are being thrown into concentration camps and massacred by the dozen, a report has claimed. The Daily Telegraph cited witnesses in the northern city of Humera, near the border withContinue reading “Thousands thrown into concentration camps and others butchered in Ethiopia ethnic purge, report says”

Is an all-out civil war now likely in Ethiopia? – Al Jazeera

Months of violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have highlighted the growing ethnic divide, awakened old rivalries and produced odd alliances. And Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed might be complicating things even further Earlier this week he called on all capable Ethiopians to join the army and stop the region’s rebels ‘once and for all’. But inContinue reading “Is an all-out civil war now likely in Ethiopia? – Al Jazeera”

UN chief says ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolding in Ethiopia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Thursday that a conflict in Ethiopia has spread beyond the northern Tigray region and “a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes.” Ethiopia has been embroiled in a conflict that flared nine months ago in Tigray and which has spread to other areas. The government hasContinue reading “UN chief says ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolding in Ethiopia”

Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray

Severity and scale’ of sexual crimes committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops amount to war crimes, the rights group says. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have raped hundreds of women and girls during the Tigray war, subjecting some to sexual slavery and mutilation, human rights group Amnesty International has said in a 36-page report. Drawing fromContinue reading “Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray”

Food, water running out in Tigray refugee camps – UN

Some 24,000 Eritrean refugees are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid, and their food rations may have run out, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Appealing for access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps, the U.N. refugee agency said there was “a real danger of hunger”Continue reading “Food, water running out in Tigray refugee camps – UN”

At least 43 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia, Red Crescent says

At least 43 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, while another 84 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent told Reuters on Saturday. The boat had set off from Zuwara, on Libya’s northwest coast, carrying migrants from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Bangladesh, the humanitarianContinue reading “At least 43 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia, Red Crescent says”

Ethiopia Tigray conflict: Rebels build on capture of capital

Rebel fighters in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are continuing to gain ground after recapturing the regional capital Mekelle from government forces. The rebels have now entered the town of Shire, about 140km (90 miles) to the north-west, according to UN officials. Eritrean troops backing the Ethiopian army had earlier abandoned the city. The governmentContinue reading “Ethiopia Tigray conflict: Rebels build on capture of capital”

New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers passing phone around to document their executions of unarmed men

A few scattered human bones lay on the rocky ground, along with a broken skull and several half-burned identification cards. That is all the villagers could find, six months after Ethiopian troops rounded up their loved ones and shot them at point-blank range, throwing the bodies off a rocky hillside deep in the mountains of central TigrayContinue reading “New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers passing phone around to document their executions of unarmed men”

Three MSF employees killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray, aid agency says

Three employees working for the Spanish branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were killed by unknown assailants in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the medical charity said on Friday. MSF-Spain lost contact with a vehicle carrying the team on Thursday afternoon, it said in a statement. “This morning the vehicle was found empty and a few metresContinue reading “Three MSF employees killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray, aid agency says”

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