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”

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces gain ground

Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa. The announcement on state-affiliated media came two days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens to take up arms to defend themselves from the Tigray People’sContinue reading “Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces gain ground”

Ethiopia calls “all capable” citizens to fight in Tigray war

Ethiopia’s government on Tuesday summoned all capable citizens to war, urging them to join the country’s military to stop resurgent forces from the embattled Tigray region “once and for all.” The call to arms is an ominous sign that all of Ethiopia’s 110 million people are being drawn into a conflict that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, aContinue reading “Ethiopia calls “all capable” citizens to fight in Tigray war”

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