Ethiopia convicts soldiers of crimes against civilians in Tigray

Three soldiers convicted of rape, while 28 charged with killings and further 25 charged with rape and sexual assault. Ethiopia’s military prosecutors have convicted three soldiers of rape and pressed charges against 28 others suspected of killing civilians in the ongoing conflict in the northern Tigray region, the attorney general’s office announced. In addition, 25Continue reading “Ethiopia convicts soldiers of crimes against civilians in Tigray”

‘Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict

A nun working in war-torn Tigray has shared her harrowing testimony of the atrocities taking place The Ethiopian nun, who has to remain anonymous for her own security, is working in Mekelle, Tigray’s capital, and surrounding areas, helping some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by the fighting who have been streaming into campsContinue reading “‘Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict”

Ethiopian patriarch pleads for international help to stop rape and genocide by government troops

Orthodox priest releases video statement on suppression of Tigray district Ethiopian government forces and their allies are committing genocide in the country’s war-torn northern province of Tigray, the head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church has claimed in a videoed statement demanding urgent international intervention. The appeal by Abuna [Patriarch] Mathias follows fresh allegations of ethnic cleansing,Continue reading “Ethiopian patriarch pleads for international help to stop rape and genocide by government troops”

Ethiopia: 1,900 people killed in massacres in Tigray identified

List compiled by researchers of victims of mass killings includes infants and people in their 90s Almost 2,000 people killed in more than 150 massacres by soldiers, paramilitaries and insurgents in Tigray have been identified by researchers studying the conflict. The oldest victims were in their 90s and the youngest were infants. The identifications areContinue reading “Ethiopia: 1,900 people killed in massacres in Tigray identified”

The U.N. Is Warning of an ‘Alarming’ Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

A U.N. humanitarian official warned Thursday of an ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region, pointing to targeted civilian killings, over 500 recent rape cases, an increasing number of people fleeing violence, 4.5 million people needing food, and children on the brink of starvation. Wafaa Said, the deputy humanitarian coordinator for Ethiopia who spent 2Continue reading “The U.N. Is Warning of an ‘Alarming’ Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region”

Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

An internal U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa. Ethiopian officials and allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray, the war-torn region in northernContinue reading “Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says”

Eritrean troops killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray, Amnesty says

Eritrean soldiers fighting across the border in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in a massacre last year in a likely crime against humanity, Amnesty International said Friday. The rights watchdog spoke to survivors of the atrocities and used satellite images to piece together the bloody events of last November in the ancientContinue reading “Eritrean troops killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray, Amnesty says”

‘800 people’ killed in massacre at Ethiopia’s Ark of the Covenant

Some 800 people were reportedly killed during a massacre at a Christian church in Axum, Ethiopia, where worshippers believe the Ark of the Covenant is housed. The church of St Mary of Zion became a place of refuge for Ethiopians in the Tigray region fleeing the country’s civil war. It came under siege last year amid clashes between government forcesContinue reading “‘800 people’ killed in massacre at Ethiopia’s Ark of the Covenant”

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: ‘I lost my hand when a soldier tried to rape me’

Warning: Some people may find details in this story upsetting. An Ethiopian schoolgirl has told the BBC how she lost her right hand defending herself from a soldier who tried to rape her – and who had also tried to force her grandfather to have sex with her. The 18-year-old, who we are not naming,Continue reading “Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: ‘I lost my hand when a soldier tried to rape me’”

‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city

Bodies with gunshot wounds lay in the streets for days in Ethiopia’s holiest city. At night, residents listened in horror as hyenas fed on the corpses of people they knew. But they were forbidden from burying their dead by the invading Eritrean soldiers. Those memories haunt a deacon at the country’s most sacred Ethiopian OrthodoxContinue reading “‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city”

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