U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff

The United Nations Security Council will privately discuss on Friday a decision by Ethiopia to expel seven senior U.N. officials, diplomats said, as malnutrition rates rise and famine looms in the country’s war-torn northern region of Tigray. The United States, Britain, Ireland, Estonia, France and Norway, plan to raise the issue during a closed-door meetingContinue reading “U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff”

Thousands thrown into concentration camps and others butchered in Ethiopia ethnic purge, report says

‘There is no mercy’ for Tigrayan people, witness claims Soldiers occupying parts of Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are engaged in an ethnic purge of native people who are being thrown into concentration camps and massacred by the dozen, a report has claimed. The Daily Telegraph cited witnesses in the northern city of Humera, near the border withContinue reading “Thousands thrown into concentration camps and others butchered in Ethiopia ethnic purge, report says”

Is an all-out civil war now likely in Ethiopia? – Al Jazeera

Months of violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have highlighted the growing ethnic divide, awakened old rivalries and produced odd alliances. And Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed might be complicating things even further Earlier this week he called on all capable Ethiopians to join the army and stop the region’s rebels ‘once and for all’. But inContinue reading “Is an all-out civil war now likely in Ethiopia? – Al Jazeera”

UN chief says ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolding in Ethiopia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Thursday that a conflict in Ethiopia has spread beyond the northern Tigray region and “a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes.” Ethiopia has been embroiled in a conflict that flared nine months ago in Tigray and which has spread to other areas. The government hasContinue reading “UN chief says ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolding in Ethiopia”

New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids

Small children are among those held amid a new wave of detentions of ethnic Tigrayans suspected of supporting Tigray forces in Ethiopia’s growing war, one detainee says, while witnesses and a human rights watchdog describe fresh disappearances in recent weeks. In an interview with The Associated Press on a hidden phone, one of those detained described grimContinue reading “New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids”

Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray

Severity and scale’ of sexual crimes committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops amount to war crimes, the rights group says. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have raped hundreds of women and girls during the Tigray war, subjecting some to sexual slavery and mutilation, human rights group Amnesty International has said in a 36-page report. Drawing fromContinue reading “Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray”

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”

Food, water running out in Tigray refugee camps – UN

Some 24,000 Eritrean refugees are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid, and their food rations may have run out, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Appealing for access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps, the U.N. refugee agency said there was “a real danger of hunger”Continue reading “Food, water running out in Tigray refugee camps – UN”

Ethiopia Tigray conflict: Rebels build on capture of capital

Rebel fighters in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are continuing to gain ground after recapturing the regional capital Mekelle from government forces. The rebels have now entered the town of Shire, about 140km (90 miles) to the north-west, according to UN officials. Eritrean troops backing the Ethiopian army had earlier abandoned the city. The governmentContinue reading “Ethiopia Tigray conflict: Rebels build on capture of capital”

Ethiopia confirms Tigray airstrike, says fighters targeted

Ethiopia’s military on Thursday confirmed it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region that locals say killed dozens of civilians, but the military insisted that only combatants were targeted. A spokesman, Col. Getnet Adane, told journalists that fighters supporting the Tigray region’s former leaders had assembled to celebrate Martyrs’Continue reading “Ethiopia confirms Tigray airstrike, says fighters targeted”

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