EU envoy: Ethiopian leadership vowed to ‘wipe out’ Tigrayans

Ethiopia’s leaders in closed-door talks with a European Union special envoy earlier this year said “they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years,” the envoy said this week, warning that such an aim “looks for us like ethnic cleansing.” The remarks by Pekka Haavisto, Finland’s foreign minister, describing his talks with Ethiopian PrimeContinue reading “EU envoy: Ethiopian leadership vowed to ‘wipe out’ Tigrayans”

Ethiopia conflict: 33,000 Tigray children risk death from hunger – UN

About 33,000 severely malnourished children in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are at high risk of death, the UN children’s agency Unicef has warned. Tigray has been devastated by fighting between government forces and rebels, with 1.7 million people displaced since the conflict began in November 2020. A UN-backed study released on Thursday found thatContinue reading “Ethiopia conflict: 33,000 Tigray children risk death from hunger – UN”

How I Escaped Africa’s Most Repressive State – VICE

In his native Eritrea, Dr. Berhane Asmelash was a military doctor who treated soldiers on both sides of the brutal war with Ethiopia that spanned much of the last two decades. Despite his service, he was arrested and tortured for nearly a year for the crime of leading a Christian congregation in a country withoutContinue reading “How I Escaped Africa’s Most Repressive State – VICE”

UN: Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region

Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and in the country’s north, the U.N. humanitarian chief said, warning there’s a risk that hundreds of thousands of people or more will die. Mark Lowcock said the economy has been destroyed along with businesses, crops and farms and there are no banking or telecommunications services. “WeContinue reading “UN: Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region”

Tigrayans told, ‘We’ll see if America will save you now,’ as hundreds rounded up by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers

Days after the United States announced financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials, eyewitnesses told CNN that hundreds of young men were rounded up from displaced peoples camps in Shire, a town in Tigray, late Monday evening. Witnesses speaking to CNN on condition of anonymity described how Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers invaded at leastContinue reading “Tigrayans told, ‘We’ll see if America will save you now,’ as hundreds rounded up by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers”

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”

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