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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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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26 Mar 2021

Abiy Ahmed: Eritrea ‘will withdraw’ troops from Ethiopia in Tigray conflict

Almost five months after a conflict started in the Tigray region, Ethiopia’s prime minister has said Eritrea will remove its troops from the border with Ethiopia. The soldiers at the border are supporting the Ethiopia government fighting a group that challenged the government’s rule. Eritrea has not confirmed the troop

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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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02 Dec 2020

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

The United Nations and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow for the Tigray region to receive humanitarian aid following weeks of conflict and casualties. The deal was signed over the weekend and allows for unimpeded humanitarian access for areas under federal control. Although the Prime Minister of

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24 Nov 2020

Tigray forces battling Ethiopian government vow to fight on despite ultimatum to surrender

An update on Ethiopia’s growing domestic conflict between government forces and rebels in the northern Tigray region has promised to be even bloodier as rebel forces claim they will fight on despite a 72-hour ultimatum issued by the government to surrender. On Sunday, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent a

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20 Nov 2020

Several injured in airstrikes on Tigray capital, humanitarian source says

A humanitarian source has reached out to media outlets to report several civilian injuries during airstrikes conducted by the Ethiopian government on the Tigray region, which hosts the country’s rebel forces. Tigray borders Sudan and Eritrea and has been a spot of violence and conflict since Ethiopian federal forces and

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