UN chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict
As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres says the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere.
Biden raises concerns to Ethiopian PM about Tigray conflict
President Joe Biden expressed concerns on Monday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about detentions and civilian killings in the conflict in the country's Tigray region, while commending Abiy for the recent release of several political prisoners.
Ethiopia grants amnesty to high-profile political detainees
Ethiopia’s government has announced an amnesty for some of the country’s most high-profile political detainees, including opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and senior Tigray party officials, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke of reconciliation for Orthodox Christmas.
'I cannot escape': New abuses alleged in Ethiopia's Tigray
New witness accounts allege that thousands of ethnic Tigrayans have been forcibly expelled, detained or killed in one of the most inaccessible areas of Ethiopia’s yearlong war in the latest wave of abuses carried out with machetes, guns and knives.
US: 'Nascent' progress in Ethiopia talks could be outpaced
A United States envoy says he sees “nascent progress” in talks with Ethiopia’s warring sides toward a cease-fire, but he fears it will be outpaced by “alarming” military developments in the yearlong war in Africa’s second-most populous country.
People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription
People fleeing Ethiopia say a new round of deadly attacks and forced conscription has begun against ethnic Tigrayans who remain in an area now controlled by Amhara regional authorities in collaboration with soldiers from neighboring Eritrea.
Ethiopia's PM defiant as rival Tigray forces make advances
Ethiopia’s prime minister has called on citizens to redouble their efforts to combat the rival Tigray forces who claim to have seized key cities on a major highway leading to the capital A move on the capital of Addis Ababa is a new phase in the war that has killed thousands of people since fighting broke out a year ago between Ethiopian and allied forces and Tigray ones who had long dominated the national government.
The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience'
The United Nations humanitarian chief calls the crisis in Ethiopia a “stain on our conscience" as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. calls a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel.
At scene of Ethiopia's new killings, some fight, some flee
At the scene of one of the deadliest battles of Ethiopia’s 10-month Tigray conflict, witness accounts reflect the increasingly blurred line between combatant and civilian after the federal government urged all capable citizens to stop the Tigray forces “once and for all.”.
EXPLAINER: Why Ethiopia's war crisis is deepening by the day
The United States says it's sending a special envoy to Ethiopia as the fast-moving conflict in the Tigray region has spread into neighboring regions and Ethiopia’s government calls on all able citizens to stop the resurgent Tigray forces “once and for all.”.
Ethiopia armed group says it has alliance with Tigray forces
A militant leader in Ethiopia says his group has struck a military alliance with the Tigray forces now pressing toward the capital, as the conflict that erupted in the Tigray region last year spreads into other parts of Africa’s second most populous country.
Amnesty reports widespread rapes 'with impunity' in Tigray
A new Amnesty International report says dozens of women have described shocking sexual assaults by Ethiopian soldiers and allied forces in the country’s Tigray conflict, and its researcher calls it striking how the perpetrators appeared to act without fear of punishment from their commanders.
Tigray fighters in Ethiopia reject cease-fire as 'sick joke'
The spokesman for the fighters retaking parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region says they will pursue soldiers from neighboring Eritrea back into their country and chase Ethiopian soldiers to Addis Ababa ”if that’s what it takes” to weaken their military powers.