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Ethiopia says forces killed three top Tigray officials

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Wednesday its forces had killed three prominent members of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), whose leaders are the target of military operations in the country's northern Tigray region.

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Woldia - As rifle-toting militiamen fired celebratory rounds into the air, young men marched through the streets denouncing the former ruling party of Ethiopia's Tigray region as "thieves.

Swiss get 24/7 fighter jet protection

Geneva - Switzerland will get round-the-clock airspace protection starting this week, the military said Tuesday, nearly seven years after the country was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to an hijacking outside of business hours.

Ethiopia offers reward for help finding dissident Tigray leaders

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Friday offered a reward in exchange for information that could help locate leaders of the Tigray region's ruling party, who have been the target of a major military offensive.

UN announces $35.6 mn aid for civilians from Ethiopia's Tigray

New York - The United Nations announced Thursday a $35.6 million emergency aid package for civilians caught up in fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Tigray clamours for aid as conflict leaves hunger in its wake

Tesfaye Berhe looked on with worry as his farmhands stripped leaves from sorghum stalks dried brown by the blaring sun, wondering how he could salvage a harvest disrupted by heavy fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.

Delayed UN humanitarian convoys reach Ethiopia's Tigray

New York - Humanitarian convoys have begun to reach Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, a United Nations spokesman said Wednesday, after the area was cut off in early November by a government military offensive.

'Terrified' survivors recount attacks on civilians in Tigray

Woldia - The first shells landed before dawn, crashing through tin-roofed mud homes and sending Jano Admasi's neighbours fleeing for the cacti-dotted hills around her village in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.

Civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray speak of horror as blackout lifts

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Monday that power and phone connections had been partly restored in Tigray, where civilians spoke of deprivation, fear and violence in the troubled region after six weeks of silence.

Elderly Ethiopian refugees in Sudan long for home

As fighting raged and bombs rained down on Ethiopia's Tigray region, 80-year-old Asafu Alamaya begged her daughters to flee with their children to Sudan, and to leave her to die at home.

Foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's scarred Tigray

Addis Ababa - The first international aid convoy arrived Saturday in the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region since fighting broke out more than a month ago, triggering a refugee crisis and humanitarian disaster.

New exile for Eritrean refugees fleeing Ethiopia

Gedaref - Among the thousands of people fleeing the five-week-old conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region are a few dozen men, women and children from Eritrea, one of the world's most authoritarian states.

US urges Eritrea to pull out of Tigray after 'credible' reports

Washington - The United States said Friday it believed Eritrean forces had entered Ethiopia's Tigray region after a major offensive by Addis Ababa and urged their withdrawal.

Ethiopia insists it will control aid to troubled Tigray

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed insisted Friday that his government would take the lead in delivering aid to Tigray, where his troops have been fighting forces loyal to the regional government.

Tailor of Tigray mends Ethiopian refugees' clothes and hearts

- Thousands of people fled war in Ethiopia with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

UN announces Ethiopia deal on joint missions to assess Tigray aid needs

New York - The United Nations and Ethiopia have reached a new agreement for joint missions to assess humanitarian needs in the northern region of Tigray, Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday.

End of a nightmare for Ethiopian refugee mother and child

Gedaref - It is every parent's worst nightmare: to be separated from their child.And that is exactly what happened to Otash, an Ethiopian woman now living as a refugee in Sudan.

Hope, joy for Ethiopian children at refugee-run school in Sudan

"Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do!" an Ethiopian girl sings to her classmates, who are huddled together on a straw mat on the sandy ground of a refugee camp in Sudan.

Drones, wars, genocide: Tainted legacy of Nobel Peace laureates

Oslo - A "champion of peace" doesn't normally threaten to show no mercy before carrying out an attack that sparks a humanitarian crisis. Yet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is not the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to go to war.

UN says Tigray fighting hampers aid delivery despite deal

Addis Ababa - The United Nations said Friday that fighting continued "in many parts" of Ethiopia's Tigray, complicating efforts to deliver humanitarian aid despite a deal granting the UN access to territory under federal control.

UN given 'unconditional' aid access to Ethiopia's Tigray

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia has granted the United Nations access to deliver aid to the northern region of Tigray, following weeks of lobbying amid military operations there, according to an agreement seen by AFP on Wednesday.

UN pleads with Ethiopia for refugee access as food runs out

Addis Ababa - The United Nations on Tuesday pleaded with Ethiopia to allow aid for long-standing refugee camps in the northern Tigray region, where nearly 100,000 people from neighbouring Eritrea are thought to have run out of food.

Trees bulldozed to make way for refugee shelters in Sudan

- Bulldozers are tearing down trees by the dozen to make way for shelters and provide firewood for refugees from Ethiopia's Tigray conflict at Sudan's Um Raquba reception camp.

Tigray leader vows to fight on after Abiy declares victory

Addis Ababa - The leader of the ruling party in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region said Monday his forces were continuing to battle the national army, two days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared the country's internal conflict "completed".

Ethiopia's Abiy says has Tigray leaders in his sights

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Monday Tigray region's dissident leaders had fled west of the regional capital after weeks of fighting, but said federal forces were monitoring them closely and would "attack" them soon.

Wounded flood hospitals after Ethiopia PM declares Tigray victory

Addis Ababa - Hospitals in the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region faced an influx of trauma patients, an aid group said Sunday, a day after federal troops claimed control of the city and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said fighting was over.

Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed' as army claims regional capital

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military operations in the country's northern Tigray region were "completed" after the army claimed control of the regional capital, declaring victory in a three-week-old conflict that has left tho...

The midnight confrontation that helped unleash Ethiopia's conflict

It was late on the first Tuesday in November, and Captain Hussen Besheir, an Ethiopian federal soldier, was on duty at a guard post outside the military camp in Dansha. It was close to midnight when he saw headlights approaching.

Rockets target Eritrea as Ethiopia leader resists calls for dialogue

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's capital came under fire from Ethiopia's breakaway Tigray region Friday, raising fears that Ethiopia's internal conflict could spread as leader Abiy Ahmed resisted calls for dialogue.

Questions linger among the corpses of an Ethiopian massacre

Scores of freshly-dug graves fill the church compound in Mai-Kadra. Shovels abandoned by weary hands are strewn on the dirt among empty cans of lemon air freshener that fail to mask the stench of death.
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Participants listening to Hassan "Karate" during the Convention.
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Explorer Jeremy Curl in the desert in Ethiopia.
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