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.

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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.

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‘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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Ethiopia’s Leader Escalates Assault on Tigray Region, Putting Civilians at Risk

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that a deadline for the region’s dissident leaders to surrender had lapsed. The conflict threatens to destabilize the entire Horn of Africa.

#ahmed-abiy, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #ethiopia, #sudan, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front

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I Was a Child Refugee. Another War in Ethiopia Is Forcing More Children Into the Camps.

Abiy Ahmed, the country’s prime minister, has become the protagonist of a familiar story in Africa, which is written in blood by politicians in pursuit of their ideologies and power.

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They Once Ruled Ethiopia. Now They Are Fighting Its Government.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s two-year feud with the rebellious ruling party of the Tigray region has exploded into a war, with bombings, massacres and ethnic divisions, that threatens to upend the entire Horn of Africa.

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

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Nobel Peace Prize: A Growing List of Questionable Choices

From Aung San Suu Kyi to Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded at least six times in the past three decades to recipients whose recognition is being second-guessed.

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What’s Happening in Ethiopia Is a Tragedy

Much of the blame must be laid at the door of the prime minister.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #ethiopian-peoples-revolutionary-democratic-front-eprdf, #nobel-prizes, #oromia-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group

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Ethiopia’s Leader Reshuffles Top Security Officials Amid Tigray Conflict

The new appointments came as the military operation in the northern Tigray region entered its fifth day, with the United Nations saying the stoppage of air and road access was affecting humanitarian operations.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Why Did Ethiopia’s Leader Launch a War on the Tigray Region?

What led the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, to initiate a military campaign against the powerful Tigray region of Ethiopia, and what are the likely consequences for the country and the Horn of Africa?

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #ethiopian-peoples-revolutionary-democratic-front-eprdf, #hundessa-hachalu, #mohammed-jawar, #oromo, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front

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Ethiopia Escalates Fight Against Its Powerful Tigray Region

Clashes broke out between the federal military forces and local security units in the northern region of Tigray, where the ruling party has defied the authority of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front

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Dozens Killed in Ethiopia in Schoolyard Massacre

Rights groups said at least 54 people were killed in Sunday’s attack, which underscored how relations between Ethiopia’s ethnic groups are fraying.

#ahmed-abiy, #amhara, #ethiopia, #hundessa-hachalu, #oromo, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Ethiopian Region Holds Local Elections in Defiance of Prime Minister

The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed postponed elections this year because of the coronavirus, but the restive northern region of Tigray went ahead and held a vote anyway, escalating tensions.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #elections, #ethiopia, #mohammed-jawar

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As Seasonal Rains Fall, Dispute over Nile Dam Rushes Toward a Reckoning

After a decade of construction, the hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia, Africa’s largest, is nearly complete. But there’s still no agreement with Egypt, which calls the structure a national security threat.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #egypt, #ethiopia, #levees-and-dams, #politics-and-government, #shoukry-sameh, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #water

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Ethiopia Announces Arrests in Prominent Singer’s Killing

The shooting last month of Hachalu Hundessa, a hero to young Ethiopians calling for reform, was followed by unrest in which hundreds of people were killed.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #hundessa-hachalu, #mohammed-jawar, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oromo

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Turmoil at Funeral of Hachalu Hundessa Shows Ethiopia’s ‘Combustible’ Politics

At least 81 people have been killed and dozens injured in the unrest that followed the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, underscoring long-simmering tensions in the Horn of Africa nation.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #hundessa-hachalu, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oromo

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Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead

The musician, 34, was known for political songs that provided support for the ethnic Oromo group’s fight against repression and a soundtrack for antigovernment protests.

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #haacaaluu-hundeessaa, #hachalu-hundessa, #oromo

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