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”

Tigray opposition parties assert 50,000-plus civilian deaths

A trio of opposition parties in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region estimates that more than 50,000 civilians have been killed in the three-month conflict, and they urge the international community to intervene before a “humanitarian disaster of biblical proportion will become a gruesome reality.” The statement posted Tuesday does not say where the estimate comes from,Continue reading “Tigray opposition parties assert 50,000-plus civilian deaths”

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