‘We Are Not Safe’: Ethiopians Flee Massacre that Killed Hundreds

The massacre in Oromia, the nation’s largest region, came as the country grappled with a grueling civil war and the worst drought in decades.

#ahmed-abiy, #amhara, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oromia-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia Declares ‘Humanitarian Truce’ in War-Ravaged Tigray Region

The conflict, now lasting 17 months, has left thousands dead, millions displaced and has hindered aid from reaching those going hungry in the country’s northern region.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #horn-of-africa, #mekelle-ethiopia, #politics-and-government, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Who Killed Three Aid Workers for Doctors Without Borders in Ethiopia?

Three employees of Doctors Without Borders set out to rescue the wounded in a war zone in northern Ethiopia. Their fate shows the treacherous path for many aid workers in conflict zones.

#action-against-hunger, #ahmed-abiy, #doctors-without-borders, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

On Day Biden Calls Ethiopia’s Leader to Urge Peace, a Drone Strike Kills 17

The attack came days after over 50 people were killed in a strike on a refugee camp, highlighting the growing role of armed drones in a destructive war.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Jawar Mohammed to Be Released From Prison by Ethiopian President

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared the amnesty on Orthodox Christmas and offered to start a dialogue with some opponents after 14 months of war.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #mohammed-jawar, #political-prisoners, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Foreign Drones Tip the Balance in Ethiopia’s Civil War

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pulled off a stunning reversal in the year-old conflict with the help of armed drones supplied by the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iran.

#ahmed-abiy, #arms-trade, #drones-pilotless-planes, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #ethiopia, #iran, #nagorno-karabakh, #quds-force, #turkey, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Nobel Peace Prize That Paved the Way for War

This is the story behind how Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, won a Nobel Prize for making peace with his country’s longtime enemy — and then used the alliance to plan a war.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #nobel-prizes, #oromia-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Tigray Rebels Executed Dozens of Civilians, Report Says

The report from Human Rights Watch adds to the mounting violations committed by the warring parties since the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region began over a year ago.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #ethiopia, #human-rights-watch, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group

Ethiopia Says It Recaptured 2 Strategic Towns From Tigray Rebels

The government said it took back the towns of Dessie and Kombolcha, the latest in a string of wins Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has claimed in recent days.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group

Ethiopian Leader Vows to Lead Troops as War Threatens to Widen

Two years after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s claim that he was going into battle reflected both resolve and vulnerability.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #gebrselassie-haile, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Intractable African Crises Flare as Biden’s Top Diplomat Visits Kenya

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken hoped to ease the turmoil engulfing Sudan and Ethiopia in his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. Both worsened on his first full day.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #blinken-antony-j, #ethiopia, #feltman-jeffrey-d, #kenya, #sudan, #united-states-international-relations

Mass Detentions of Civilians Fan ‘Climate of Fear’ in Ethiopia

An ethnically motivated detention campaign largely targeting Ethiopians of Tigrayan descent threatens to further unravel Africa’s second-most populous country a year into a civil war.

#ahmed-abiy, #detainees, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group

Blinken Heads to Africa as U.S. Tries to Avert Ethiopia Disaster

The conflict between rebels and the country’s government has already featured numerous alleged atrocities, and experts say it threatens the stability of all of East Africa.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #bashir-omar-hassan-al, #blinken-antony-j, #ethiopia, #feltman-jeffrey-d, #kenya, #state-department, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ethiopia’s War Is Tearing the Country Apart

The war is spiraling out of control, but peace is still possible.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #peace-process, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia Seizes 16 UN Workers Amid Efforts to Halt Tigray War

The detentions aggravated the already tense relations between the United Nations and the Ethiopian government over war and famine in the country’s northern Tigray region.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #famine, #guterres-antonio, #humanitarian-aid, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-nations

Eight Groups Join Tigray Rebels Vowing to Oust Ethiopia’s Leader

The government calls the new coalition, announced in Washington, a “publicity stunt,” as intermediaries try to negotiate a peaceful solution to a year of conflict.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #oromo-ethnic-group, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Crackdown Sweeps Ethiopia’s Capital as War Draws Near

Government forces were going to door to door in the Ethiopian capital, rounding up ethnic Tigrayans, members of the same ethnic group as the rebels closing in.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #feltman-jeffrey-d, #horn-of-africa, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency as Rebels Advance Toward Capital

In a milestone in the yearlong conflict, the government called on civilians to pick up arms and prepare to defend Addis Ababa after Tigrayan forces captured two key towns about 160 miles away.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #africa, #ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #ethiopia, #famine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia Attacks Rebels in Tigray as Famine Threatens

Western officials confirmed Tigrayan reports of an assault on several fronts. Aid workers said it will intensify a dire humanitarian crisis.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #ethiopia, #famine, #humanitarian-aid, #tigray-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia Plans to Expel U.N. Officials Leading Aid Response in Tigray

The move came days after the U.N. aid chief accused Ethiopia of mounting an aid blockade that is pushing the region into famine.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #humanitarian-aid, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #united-nations

Biden Threatens New Ethiopia Sanctions as Tigray War Widens

In an executive order, President Biden targeted all sides of the widening conflict in Africa’s second most populous country, demanding an end to fighting and safe passage for aid.

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #obasanjo-olusegun, #politics-and-government, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘My Blood Is Boiling’: War Fever Surges in Ethiopia as Its Civil War Spreads

A government drive to enlist civilians in the war effort threatens to widen the conflict, forcing ethnic groups to take sides and potentially spilling into the broader region.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group

How Local Guerrilla Fighters Routed Ethiopia’s Powerful Army

A scrappy force of local Tigrayan recruits scored a cascade of battlefield victories against the Ethiopian military, one of Africa’s strongest. Times journalists witnessed the decisive week in an eight-month civil war.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Captured Ethiopian Soldiers Marched Through Tigray to Prison

The scale of the loss suffered by one of Africa’s most powerful armies was on vivid display on Friday as thousands of government troops were paraded through Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #famine, #humanitarian-aid, #mekelle-ethiopia, #prisoners-of-war, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-food-program

Ethiopia Leader, Stung by World Condemnation, Denies Troops Were Defeated

A day after his troops withdrew from the Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed defended the military campaign but said it was no longer bearable.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Jubilant Tigray Capital Greets Insurgents After Ethiopian Retreat

The capture of the capital, Mekelle, by Tigrayan forces was a major blow to Ethiopia’s leader, eight months into a war that has resulted in widespread famine and one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #famine, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ethiopian Forces Retreat in Tigray, and Rebels Enter the Capital

After months of civil war and government occupation, Tigrayan rebels have pushed a counterattack that quickly brought them to Mekelle’s doorstep. Times journalists are there.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #mekelle-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

From Nobel Hero to Driver of War, Ethiopia’s Leader Faces Voters

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plunged Ethiopia into a war in the Tigray region that spawned atrocities and famine. On Monday, his country goes to the polls.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #coons-christopher-a, #ethiopia, #famine, #jeffrey-feltman, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Is Tearing the Country Apart

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is preparing to govern an Ethiopia neither respected nor whole.

#ahmed-abiy, #elections, #ethiopia, #oromia-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Don’t Turn Away From These Images and These Crimes

Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia began with murder, rape and pillage, and now moves to mass starvation.

#ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

United Nations agencies said the crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-ravaged Tigray region had plunged it into famine. “This is going to get a lot worse,” a top aid official said.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #famine, #horn-of-africa, #humanitarian-aid, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #world-food-program

Famine Looms in Ethiopia’s War-Ravaged Tigray Region, U.N. Says

The top humanitarian official at the United Nations warned that parts of Tigray are one step from famine, as the government hinders relief shipments.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #famine, #humanitarian-aid, #power-samantha, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Changing Tack, U.S. Sanctions Ethiopia Over Abuses in Tigray War

The measures signal a tougher American approach to a war in which Ethiopian forces are accused of atrocities. Ethiopia accused the U.S. of “meddling.”

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #horn-of-africa, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

As Ethiopia Fights in Tigray Region, a Crackdown on Journalists

Authorities have detained journalists without charges and revoked the accreditation of a reporter for The New York Times.

#ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #freedom-of-the-press, #politics-and-government, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

The Anguish of the World’s Doctor

Dr. Tedros of the W.H.O. publicly focuses on managing the pandemic. Privately, he weeps as his Tigrayan people are raped, starved and slaughtered.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

‘They Told Us Not to Resist’: Sexual Violence Pervades Ethiopia’s War

Rape is being used as a weapon as fighting rages in remote parts of Tigray region. “Even if we had shouted,” one woman said, “there was no one to listen.”

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #doctors-without-borders, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops from Tigray, Ethiopia Says

The announcement comes amid mounting international condemnation of atrocities in Tigray, and days after an American presidential envoy visited Ethiopia’s prime minister.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #doctors-without-borders, #eritrea, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Fear and Hostility Simmer as Ethiopia’s Military Keeps Hold on Tigray

Accounts of atrocities keep coming in as the wounded flee to the regional capital, Mekelle, where Tigrayans say they are being winnowed for their leaders’ rebellion.

#ahmed-abiy, #american-red-cross, #amnesty-international, #blinken-antony-j, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mekelle-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Urges Ethiopia to End Hostilities in Tigray

For the second time in a week, the secretary of state pointed to reports of atrocities in the Ethiopian region.

#ahmed-abiy, #blinken-antony-j, #civilian-casualties, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

A confidential U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa.

#ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.”

#ahmed-abiy, #christians-and-christianity, #ethiopia, #hamdayet-sudan, #international-relations, #muslims-and-islam, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sudan, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-nations-high-commission-for-refugees

On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers

Politicians and military commanders who once led Ethiopia are being tracked down, caught and sometimes killed by their own country’s soldiers in the war in the Tigray region.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #seyoum-mesfin, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Dozens Die in Ethnic Massacre in Troubled Ethiopian Region

It was the latest of several bloody outbursts over the past year in the western region of Benishangul-Gumuz, along the border with Sudan, where ethnic tensions are running high.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front

Refugees Come Under Fire as Old Foes Fight in Concert in Ethiopia

Forces from neighboring Eritrea have joined the war in northern Ethiopia, and have rampaged through refugee camps committing human rights violations, officials and witnesses say.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia

‘I Miss Home’: In Tigray Conflict, Displaced Children Suffer

Of the thousands of refugees who have fled the conflict in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, nearly a third are children. Hundreds of them walked unaccompanied to Sudan.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #hamdayet-sudan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sudan, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #um-rakuba, #united-nations-high-commission-for-refugees, #war-and-armed-conflicts

As War Goes On in Ethiopia, Ethnic Harassment Is on the Rise

Ethnic Tigray people all over the country report an increase in discrimination and abuse from the authorities.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group

Fleeing Ethiopians Tell of Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War

Tens of thousands have sought safety in Sudan, where they gave accounts to Times journalists of a devastating and complex conflict that threatens Ethiopia’s stability.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #hamdayet-sudan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sudan, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

From Shelled Ethiopian City, Doctors Tally Deaths and Plead for Help

Ethiopia’s prime minister promised a swift, surgical military campaign in the restive province of Tigray. But doctors in the regional capital reported civilian deaths, looting and a looming crisis.

#ahmed-abiy, #civilian-casualties, #ethiopia, #hospitals, #humanitarian-aid, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition

In several countries, entrenched leaders are taking advantage of coronavirus restrictions and a world distracted by the pandemic to clamp down hard on prominent political opponents.

#ahmed-abiy, #burundi, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #djibouti, #east-africa, #elections, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #lissu-tundu, #magufuli-john-1959, #mohammed-jawar, #museveni-yoweri, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #tanzania, #tigray-ethiopia, #uganda

Ethiopia Claims Victory in Tigray Conflict After Shelling Restive Region’s Capital

After heavy artillery strikes on Saturday, the federal government claimed the city of Mekelle was now under its control, but there was no way to independently confirm the assertion.

#africa, #african-union, #ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts