Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people

An air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Prime Minister AbiyContinue reading “Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people”

Tigrayan forces announce retreat to Ethiopia’s Tigray region – Al Jazeera

Forces from northern Tigray region announce withdrawal from neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar. Tigrayan forces fighting the central government say they have withdrawn from neighbouring regions in northern Ethiopia, a step towards a possible ceasefire after 13 months of brutal war. “We trust that our bold act of withdrawal will be a decisive openingContinue reading “Tigrayan forces announce retreat to Ethiopia’s Tigray region – Al Jazeera”

U.N. rights forum agrees to investigate abuses in Ethiopia

EU resolution sets up international monitoring Ethiopian envoy rejects ‘politically-motivated’ text U.N. says up to 7,000 detained including nine U.N. staff The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to establish an independent investigation into abuses in the Ethiopian conflict, after a senior U.N. official said there had been violations on all sides and massContinue reading “U.N. rights forum agrees to investigate abuses in Ethiopia”

Refugees lack COVID shots because drugmakers fear lawsuits, documents show

Tens of millions of migrants may be denied COVID-19 vaccines from a global programme because some major manufacturers are worried about legal risks from harmful side effects, according to officials and internal documents from Gavi, the charity operating the programme, reviewed by Reuters. Nearly two years into a pandemic that has already killed more thanContinue reading “Refugees lack COVID shots because drugmakers fear lawsuits, documents show”

Weather disasters becoming more frequent and costly: UN (September, 2021)

Number of extreme weather disasters shot up nearly fivefold from 1970s to most recent decade due to global warming. The number of weather disasters – such as floods and heatwaves – driven by climate change has increased fivefold during the past 50 years, killing more than two million people and costing $3.64 trillion in totalContinue reading “Weather disasters becoming more frequent and costly: UN (September, 2021)”

Over 1,000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a week – UN

At least 1,000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, have been detained in cities across Ethiopia in the past week, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Nov. 2, a year after the conflict erupted between the federal government and forces aligned with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the politicalContinue reading “Over 1,000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a week – UN”

‘No more negotiation’: Ethiopians denounce U.S. at rally – Reuters

Ethiopians rallied in Addis Ababa in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the military campaign against the Tigrayan forces in the north of the country. Demonstrators also denounced the U.S., which called for a ceasefire in the year-long conflict.

An anti-government alliance is formed in Ethiopia – Reuters

Nine groups, including the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and others with armed fighters, have formed an anti-government alliance in Ethiopia, two of the groups involved have said as rebellious forces claim further advances toward the capital.

Ethiopia’s PM says enemies will be buried ‘with our blood’ – Reuters

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged on Wednesday to bury his government’s enemies “with our blood” as he marked the start of the war in the Tigray region one year ago.

UN finds evidence of abuses from sides in Tigray conflict – Al Jazeera

The United Nations has found evidence that all sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have violated international human rights, and some may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN’s human rights chief said the yearlong conflict was marked by “extreme brutality”. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.

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