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Hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped as Ethiopian war planes bomb Mekelle, Tigray’s regional capital

Hundreds of thousands of civilians were trapped on Saturday in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, which came under "heavy bombardment." Aid workers and regional officials said on Saturday Mekelle was under heavy shelling from Ethiopian government forces....

Ethiopian forces set to take Tigrayan capital, as many fear mass civilian deaths

The Ethiopian military said late on Friday that government forces were set to take control of Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray, even as hundreds of thousands of civilians remained trapped in the city of more than 500,000 people....

What African Union envoys discussed with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia over escalating conflict in Tigray

The African Union has released a communique detailing what its envoys discussed with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia over the raging conflict in Tigray. Communique on the visit of the African Union Envoys to Ethiopia, 27 November 2020 The African...

Amnesty International warns Ethiopia’s Tigray region on brink of deadly escalation

Amnesty International warned on Monday that the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region was on "the brink of a deadly escalation" after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to...

Ethiopia military says it will use tanks to encircle Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, urges civilians to take cover

The Ethiopian military said on Sunday it will use tanks to encircle Mekelle, the capital of the northern Tigray region, adding that civilians in the half a million city should be aware of the danger. "We want to send a...

Ethiopia Prime minister Abiy Ahmed rejects AU mediation as Tigray crisis escalates and civilians die

The government of Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia on Saturday rebuffed an effort by the African Union to mediate in his current conflict with Tigray, even as the regional crisis continues to metastasize and civilians pay with their lives. Humanitarian organizations...

Full transcript: U.S. details position on Tigray region crisis in Ethiopia

Below is the full transcript on the press briefing with Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael A. Raynor on the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region. The press briefing took place on Thursday...

U.S. government has no evidence WHO director general Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus is backing Tigray rebels

The United States government on Thursday indicated that it did not have any evidence the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus is supporting Tigray's rebels. Asked by reporters via teleconference on Thursday from Washington DC...

Ethiopia baselessly accuses WHO director general Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus of backing Tigray rebels

Ethiopia's military on Thursday baselessly accused the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus of supporting Tigray's rebels. The military claimed without providing any evidence that the WHO chief was trying to procure arms for Tigray...

Humanitarian disaster looms in Ethiopia as Tigray crisis escalates

Human Rights Watch warned on Friday that a humanitarian disaster was looming in Ethiopia, urging the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and Tigray regional authorities to protect people and property at risk from the fighting. The rights group said amid...

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