Posts Tagged ‘tigray’

Ethiopia – Tigray: Total uncertainty after the signing of the Agreement

The second round of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) took place in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The talks focused on “military details” to achieve a “lasting” end to violence in Africa’s second most populous country. Delegations from both sides included military leaders and political negotiators. The talks […]

Ethiopia and Tigray cannot agree on peace

The Ethiopian government stated it had accepted an invitation from the African Union (AU) to hold peace talks with rebels in the Tigray region after another escalation of fighting in the nearly two-year war in the north.  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s National Security Advisor Redwan Hussein wrote on social media that the government “has accepted […]

Eritrea accused of launching full-scale offensive on Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Eritrea launched on Tuesday a full-scale attack along the country’s border with northern Ethiopia in what appeared to be an escalation of last month’s renewal of fighting against Tigray forces. Tigrayan authorities in turn told their people to get ready for war. The Eritreans are fighting alongside Ethiopian federal forces, including commando units, as well […]

Ethiopia: How to Resolve the Thorny Tigray Issue?

The beginning of September is usually a holiday, the commencement of the school year in many countries of the world, when youth sit down to their textbooks to become full citizens of their societies. But this time said holiday was overshadowed in Ethiopia.  According to the Tigray rebels, Ethiopian and Eritrean forces launched a “massive […]

UNICEF condemns Ethiopia airstrike that ‘hit Tigray kindergarten’

The UN children’s agency Unicef has condemned an airstrike that “hit a kindergarten” in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, with the EU also calling for respect for international law protecting civilians. Rebel authorities in the Ethiopian province of Tigray claimed that a kindergarten had been bombed Friday by Ethiopia’s air force, while the government in […]

Ethiopia: Will the “Humanitarian Truce” Help in Resolving the Situation in Tigray

The Ethiopian government has announced that an “indefinite humanitarian truce will take effect immediately,” they said they hoped to help accelerate delivery of emergency aid to the Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands are starving. Since the war began in the north of the country in November 2020, thousands of people have been killed and […]

Tigray forces say Ethiopian airstrike kills 56 civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has killed at least 56 people at a camp for displaced people, a spokesman for the Tigray forces said on Saturday, as the country’s war continues despite the government’s talk of reconciliation. “Another callous drone attack,” Getachew Reda tweeted, saying the civilians had fled the conflict elsewhere in […]

Who Gains From Ethiopia Tigray War?

If you want to know who is likely to be at war, just look at who is given the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian (NATO) Parliament. Obama got it just days into office before he escalated the war in Afghanistan. Henry Kissinger got it in the 1970’S. And two years ago the Prime Minister […]

What The Media Isn’t Telling You About The War In Tigray

[embedded content] Ethiopia has been in the headlines in recent months as the TPLF, a Tigrayan rebel group that ruled the country for three decades, violently seized the northern Ethiopian state of Tigray from the government. As of this recording, the Ethiopian government had declared a ceasefire. However, the TPLF has continued fighting to expand […]

The Bloody Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated that she is “deeply concerned” about the ongoing violations, including executions, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, adding that the long-awaited investigation into the situation there will be ready in August. In her view all the parties to the conflict in the country’s northern […]

Ethiopia says army can re-enter seized Tigray capital Mekelle ‘in weeks’

The Ethiopian army says it could re-enter the seized Tigray regional capital of Mekelle within weeks if needed, a spokesman for a government task force said on Wednesday, adding that government-allied Eritrean forces had withdrawn from the region. Rebel fighters have been battling Ethiopian government forces in the region since November last year and thousands […]

Ethiopia says Tigray back to normal after conflict but witnesses disagree

Ethiopia‘s government has privately told Biden administration staffers its embattled Tigray region has “returned to normalcy,” but new witness accounts describe terrified Tigray residents hiding in bullet-marked homes and a vast rural area where effects of the fighting and food shortages are yet unknown. The conflict that began in November between Ethiopian forces and those […]

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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