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Hospitals struck by artillery in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to humanitarian report

Many of the hospitals in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region have been struck by artillery during the two months of fighting, according to the first humanitarian assessment of the devastation as aid begins to arrive with desperately needed supplies. The scale of the damage has been largely unknown while Ethiopian forces pursue and clash with those […]

Tigray crisis: will military victory bring peace?

Tigray crisis, started in November 4 between the federal government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray regional state, led to deaths of hundreds and displaced around 44000 to neighbouring Sudan. Weeks of conflicts have almost come to an end at this moment with the Ethiopian government’s announcement of its […]

Ethiopia declares victory as military gains ‘full control’ of Tigray capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military has gained “full control” of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, the army announced Saturday, and the prime minister said the taking of Mekele marked the “completion” of an offensive that started nearly four weeks ago. The regional government said the city of a half-million people was “heavily […]

Ethiopian prime minister: Military operation in Tigray is complete

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Saturday that military operations in the restive region of Tigray are complete and federal troops control the regional capital, a major development in a three-week-old war that has shaken the Horn of Africa. Abiy’s government has been trying to quell a rebellion by a powerful ethnic faction that […]

Ethiopian government begins offensive in Tigray capital city of Mekelle

The Ethiopian military on Saturday began an offensive in the Tigray regional capital in its quest to arrest the region’s defiant leaders. Tigray TV announced the shelling midday in Mekele, a city of a half-million people. A report from the city confirmed this information, according to AP. Communications remain largely severed to the Tigray region […]

Ethiopians Flee Tigray Capital In Fear Of Imminent Assault

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he is willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” there during a meeting with three African Union special envoys trying to end the deadly conflict between federal troops and the region’s […]

Tigray conflict: What is happening in Ethiopia

A violent conflict between the government of Ethiopia and military forces in the northern Tigray region has plunged the country into turmoil. Fighting has been raging for three weeks, killing hundreds of civilians and forcing and thousands from their homes. The conflict erupted in early November, but has been building for months. Dino Mahtani with […]

Ethiopian PM orders army to attack Tigray region’s capital

Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered the army to attack the capital of the Tigray region after a 72-hour ultimatum for the region’s ruling party to surrender expired. Abiy Ahmed, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, ordered the federal troops to move on Mekelle after weeks of fighting in the semi-autonomous region. In a statement, Ahmed said […]

Ethiopia to begin ‘final phase’ of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI – The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the rebellious northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, hours after an ultimatum for Tigray forces to surrender expired.The government gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours on Sunday to lay down their arms or […]

Ethiopia’s surrender deadline approaches for Tigray rebels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front to lay down its arms will expire in a matter of hours, and Amnesty International has called for both sides to refrain from targeting civilians. Ahmed said on Sunday that the group, which runs the Tigray regional government, had 72 hours to give […]

Ethiopia says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in Nov 9 attack

A Tigrayan youth group stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death at least 600 civilians with the collusion of local security forces during a massacre in the town of Mai Kadra, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday.The Nov. 9 attack was aimed at residents of non-Tigrayan origin, said the state-appointed commission. Reuters was not […]

Ethiopia: Amid calls for mediation with Tigray, who has leverage?

Ethiopia has rebuffed attempts at international mediation since conflict erupted in its northern Tigray region on Nov. 4. Federal troops are advancing on the Tigrayan capital Mekelle but Tigray’s local leaders – who have a long history of guerrilla warfare – have vowed to fight. Here are details on who has influence in Ethiopia and […]

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