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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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‘I Didn’t Expect to Make It Back Alive’: An Interview With Tigray’s Leader

The leader of the restive Ethiopian region presented the rebels’ side of a conflict that plunged the country into chaos after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed began a military operation there in November.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The War in Tigray

Not long ago, Ethiopia’s leader was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he’s leading a military campaign that has killed thousands and displaced millions. How did the country get here?

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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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Ethiopia Expels New York Times Reporter

The government gave no explanation for the expulsion of the reporter, Simon Marks, who had extensively reported about the war and human rights abuses in the Tigray region.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As Fighting Rages in Ethiopia, Aid Groups Plead for Access to Refugees

Blocked roads, cut communications, intensifying combat: Aid groups say they stand ready to help people caught in the Ethiopian fighting, if only they could.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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