14 Jan 2022

Ethiopia at crossroads as drone attacks worsen Tigray crisis

There is more pressure from the international community to resolve the Ethiopia and Tigray conflict. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called on Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to end the bloodshed in Tigray on Thursday. The fighting in the country between Tigrayan forces and federal troops has gone on for 14

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20 Dec 2021

Ethiopia war: World heritage site Lalibela back in government hands

The historic town of Lalibela has been regained by the Ethiopian military from Tigrayan rebels. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced that it was withdrawing from all areas in the Amhara and Afar regions. The TPLF took the decision to allow for peaceful resolutions to its ongoing conflict with

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05 Nov 2021

Ethiopia crisis deepens as nine groups form anti-government alliance

On Friday, nine opposition groups in Ethiopia said they will form a new anti-government alliance. A broad collaboration between armed groups and political actors said they would create this alliance in response to the growing crisis and against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The bloc is going by the United Front

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04 Nov 2021

Ethiopia’s Leader Vows to ‘Bury This Enemy,’ Even as Rebels Advance

Prime MInister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia urged soldiers to protect the city on Wednesday as rebel fighters approached the capital. Africa’s second-most populous country is facing a crisis as rebel forces from the northern Tigray region are approaching the capital; a national state of emergency was declared on Tuesday. The

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13 Oct 2021

Ethiopia Launches Offensive Against Tigray Forces

Ethiopian government forces have launched an assault against the northern region of Tigray, seeking to recapture the rebellious area. The offensive raises concerns about a more devastating humanitarian crisis within the region. According to the United Nations, the Tigray region is already in the grip of famine due to the

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08 Oct 2021

Ethiopia used its flagship commercial airline to transport weapons during war in Tigray

According to a CNN investigation, Ethiopia’s government has used the country’s commercial airline to shuttle weapons in and out of Eritrea during the civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Arms were transported between Addis Ababa’s international airport and the airports in the Eritrean cities of Asmara and MAssawa.

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01 Oct 2021

Ethiopia to expel UN officials amid fears of Tigray famine

Ethiopia is expelling seven senior UN officials from the country just days after the organization’s aid chief warned that the Tigray region was nearing a famine. The aid chief stated that the government’s blockade of aid deliveries was causing the Tigray region to suffer from starvation and food shortages that

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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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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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