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Tigray forces say air strikes hit Ethiopia’s Mekelle, government denies

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Rebellious Tigrayan forces accused the Ethiopian government of launching air strikes on the capital of Tigray region on Monday, and though a government official...

Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues about brutal war

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Burned-out military vehicles, boxes of ammunition and the bodies of scores of federal troops were still scattered along the dirt road that runs through...

Ethiopia confirms widespread rape in conflict-hit north

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Scores of women have been raped in Ethiopia’s northerly Tigray region, authorities have confirmed, in the chaotic aftermath of an armed conflict last year...

‘Choose – I kill you or rape you’: abuse accusations surge...

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The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path,...

Journalist shot dead in Ethiopia’s Tigray – aid worker, residents

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An Ethiopian journalist and his friend have been shot dead by an unidentified person in the northern Tigray region’s capital Mekelle, an aid worker...

Ethiopian women raped in Mekelle, says soldier

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Soldiers and police in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle have expressed concerns about insecurity, with one saying women were raped this week, after...

Ethiopia’s PM relishes victory, but Tigrayan leader says war not over

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his soldiers on Monday for victory over a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigray’s forces said...

Ethiopia PM gives Tigray forces 72 hours to surrender regional capital

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of...

Ethiopia resists mediation as it bombs Tigray capital

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Ethiopia resisted international pressure for mediation in a war in the country’s north on Monday as its air force bombed the Tigrayan capital Mekelle,...

Tigray leader says Ethiopian air strikes have killed civilians

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The leader of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region said government air strikes had killed an unspecified number of civilians in recent days and vowed to...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...