US aid chief Samantha Power meets with Sudanese leaders, democracy activists in Khartoum

US aid chief Samantha Power on Sunday met with Sudanese leaders and democracy activists in Khartoum on the second day of her visit to Sudan.

USAID Administrator Samantha Power visits Sudan ahead of tumultuous stop in Ethiopia

Power on Saturday began a multi-day trip to Sudan to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and the Sudanese people in building a new government and forging democratic institutions following the 2019 revolution that overthrew the regime led by former President Omar Al Bashir—a government responsible for nearly three decades of atrocities against the Sudanese people and systematic corruption.

Biden administration strengthens efforts to fight famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region with more than $149 million in additional humanitarian Assistance

The Biden administration said on Friday evening that "in response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million in additional humanitarian assistance, including more than $105 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). "

USAID Administrator Samantha Power travels to Ethiopia to press Abiy Ahmed to allow humanitarian access into Tigray. She will also travel to Sudan

citizens, explore how to expand USAID’s support for Sudan’s transition to a civilian-led democracy, and continue to press the Government of Ethiopia to allow full and unhindered humanitarian access to prevent famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region," her office said in a travel advisory received by Today News Africa in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

USAID Administrator Samantha Power again pushes for an end to “atrocities and famine” in Tigray

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Monday one more time pushed for an end of "atrocities" and "famine" in Ethiopia's Tigray region.


Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests that erupted after the killing of Hachalu Hundesa, Amnesty International has said.

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Human Rights Watch concludes Abiy Ahmed’s soldiers bombed civilians to death, schools, hospitals and markets in Tigray region

Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children, and wounding over 300.

Human Rights Watch calls on Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy Ahmed to restore internet and phone services in Oromia

The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area, the respected human rights organization added in a statement.


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