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  • Over 7.2mn people in Ethiopia in need of food aid: UN

    Over 7.2mn people in Ethiopia in need of food aid: UN

    Drought conditions across Ethiopia have left more than 7.2 million people in need of food assistance, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). 

    June 5, 2022
  • UN aid convoy reaches Ethiopia’s conflict-hit region

    UN aid convoy reaches Ethiopia’s conflict-hit region

    The Ethiopian parliament designated the TPLF as a terrorist organization in May 2021.

    April 16, 2022
  • Crisis in Ethiopia

    Crisis in Ethiopia

    Since November 2020, the Tigray war has seen wild swings in the military fortunes of the adversaries ~ in June 2021, the ENDF, after initial success, was routed and Mr Abiy ordered them out of Tigray, declaring a unilateral ceasefire. But Tigray forces rapidly pushed into neighbouring provinces, taking control of the historic town of Lalibela.

    February 19, 2022
  • At the battlefront

    At the battlefront

    State media though has shown no images of Abiy, a 45-year-old former soldier and winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, at the battlefront. The government has not disclosed his location but a spokesman said he had arrived at the front on Tuesday and was joined by other government officials who heeded the call to “save Ethiopia”.

    November 27, 2021
  • Against a PM

    Against a PM

    The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has called upon the Tigray and Oromo Liberation Army to “immediately stop the current advance towards Addis Ababa.

    November 9, 2021
  • People’s war?

    People’s war?

    Fighting broke out in November 2020 between government troops and the TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for decades and now controls Tigray.

    August 21, 2021
  • Ethiopia registers 873 new coronavirus cases

    Ethiopia registers 873 new coronavirus cases

    There were 16,962 coronavirus active cases nationwide as of Wednesday, of whom 342 were severe, said the ministry.

    August 12, 2021
  • UN humanitarian chief makes official visit to Ethiopia

    UN humanitarian chief makes official visit to Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian federal government, which announced a unilateral ceasefire in the country's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray regional state since late last month, blames the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) for hindering humanitarian efforts in the region.

    July 30, 2021
  • Verdict in Ethiopia

    Verdict in Ethiopia

    The leader of the main opposition Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party, Birhanu Nega, lost while the opposition parties ~ Ezema and the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) ~ each won less than 10 seats.

    July 13, 2021
  • Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says ‘no’

    Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says ‘no’

    This is not a water issue. This is an issue of preventive diplomacy, said Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry

    July 9, 2021
  • Worst global famine

    Worst global famine

    The UN’s political chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, has urged the Tigray Defence Force “to endorse the cease-fire immediately and completely underlining that the immediate concern of the voice of the comity of nations is to send desperate assistance to the region”.

    July 7, 2021
  • Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

    Trapped in Ethiopia’s Tigray, people ‘falling like leaves’

    At least 125 people have already starved to death, trapped in one of the most inaccessible areas of Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region.

    June 30, 2021
  • Ethiopia declares immediate, unilateral ceasefire in Tigray

    Ethiopia declares immediate, unilateral ceasefire in Tigray

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement that he had spoken with the prime minister and “I am hopeful that an effective cessation of hostilities will take place”

    June 29, 2021
  • Guterres condemns airstrike on civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray

    Guterres condemns airstrike on civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray

    Since November 2020, the Ethiopian government has been undertaking military operations against the Tigray People's Liberation Front, which ruled the region.

    June 26, 2021
  • Ethiopia votes in greatest electoral test yet for Abiy

    Ethiopia votes in greatest electoral test yet for Abiy

    The election, delayed from last year, is the centerpiece of a reform drive by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose rise to power in 2018 seemed to signal a break with decades of authoritarian rule and led to his Nobel Peace Prize the following year.

    June 21, 2021
  • Starving Ethiopia

    Starving Ethiopia

    However, it can’t cover its tracks with such unsubstantiated claims.

    June 18, 2021
  • Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record

    Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record

    Freweyni Hailu won the women's 1500m in a world-leading time of 3 minutes 57.33 seconds

    June 9, 2021