03 Sep 2021

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Millions at risk under aid blockade – UN

Aid supplies are not reaching the conflict-area in the north of Ethiopia. An aid blockade is in effect on the Tigray region while a spokesperson for the government denies that supplies are being halted. Millions of civilians are depending on food, nutrition supplies, medicine and other aid. The UN approximates

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20 Jul 2021

Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighboring Afar region, Afar says

A spokesman for Afar, a region neighboring Tigray in northern Ethiopia, has claimed that Tigray forces have mounted attacks in his territory. The announcement marks an expansion to the eight-month conflict, during which Afar has remained untouched. Tigrayan fighters allegedly crossed into Afar on Saturday, and conflict occurred throughout the

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13 Jul 2021

Ethiopia: UN urges ‘swift’ withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray

The United Nations rights council called for an end for the conflict and violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The Geneva-based Human Rights Council signed off on a resolution earlier urging Eritrean troops to pull out of the area and end the conflict. The resolution demands an immediate halt to the

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13 Jul 2021

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed wins election in landslide amid Tigray conflict and voting fraud concerns

The ruling Prosperity Party and Ethiopian Prime Minister Ably Ahmed won in the general elections Saturday, allowing Ably to remain in power for another term. The Prosperity Party is expected to take more than 410 of the 546 parliamentary seats. Ably and his administration have received criticism in the past

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02 Jul 2021

Rebels in Tigray reject calls for ceasefire after Ethiopian government forces withdraw from regional capital

The rebel forces in Tigray have rejected a ceasefire offer from the central government. The rebel fighters retook the regional capital Mekelle on Tuesday and Ethiopian troops retreated on Monday, marking a significant change in the country’s eight month civil war. After the capture of Mekelle, the Ethiopian government announced

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29 Jun 2021

Street celebrations as rebels seize Ethiopian Tigray capital

In the nothern Ethiopia Tigray region, rebel forces have retaken its capital, Mekelle, sparking street celebrations and forcing officials to flee the city. Residents reported scenes of joy, including flags and firework celebrations. The government took Mekelle in November after Tigrayan rebels rejected political reforms and launched military offenses, capturing

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28 May 2021

Schools in Ethiopia’s Tigray region pillaged, occupied: HRW

The months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a quarter of all schools. All fighting sides have been implicated for participating in looting and occupying of education buildings. Since fighting broke out in November 2020, thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, and two million displaced.  The

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12 May 2021

Eritrean troops disguised as Ethiopian military are blocking critical aid in Tigray

Eritrean troops are killing, raping and blocking humanitarian aid to populations in the northern Tigray region. This is occuring over a month after the country’s leader pledged to the international community they would leave the war-torn region. Some of the Eritrean soldiers were dressed in old Ethiopian military uniforms and

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02 Apr 2021

Evidence suggests Ethiopian military carried out massacre in Tigray

A BBC African Eye led investigation has revealed that a massacre in northern Ethiopia was committed by the Ethiopian military. Five video clips of uniformed men leading a group of men to the edge of a cliff, shooting some and pushing their dead bodies over the cliff surfaced in March.

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08 Dec 2020

UN upset that aid still blocked to Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Humanitarian officials working in the United Nations have claimed they still don’t have access to the Tigray region of Ethiopia, more than a week after Ethiopia and the UN signed a deal to allow aid to enter the region on November 29. Fighting between the Ethiopian government and Tigray has

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