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AU Ethiopia/Tigray peace committee meets for first time

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Just over a month after hostilities ceased in Ethiopia’s Tigray province, an African Union (AU) joint committee overseeing agreement for lasting peace in  the...

Ethiopia/Tigray peace process underway

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Following an agreement to end hostilities between Ethiopia and its Tigray region, the African Union (AU) has worked at setting up a monitoring, verification...

Four African countries make UN 2022 peace and security overview

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United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Africa found themselves in harm’s way is how the world body politely describes the often harrowing task faced by...

Agreement reached to end Tigray hostilities

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Ten days of reported “intense negotiations” ended in the South African administrative capital Pretoria with agreement to end over two years of hostilities between...

Ethiopia/Tigray talking peace in South Africa

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South Africa, at the behest of continental body the African Union (AU), is hosting talks to find “a peaceful and sustainable solution” to ongoing...

Tigray war: two years on, the AU has failed to broker...

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The African Union pledged in 2016 to “silence the guns” by the end of 2020, an ambitious agenda of ending armed conflicts on the...

Tigray has resisted Ethiopia’s far greater military might for two years...

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The Ethio-Tigray war started on 4 November 2020. For almost two years, the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea – along with Amhara regional forces...

Famine in Ethiopia: the roots lie in Eritrea’s long-running feud with...

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The war in northern Ethiopia that began in November 2020 has left millions in Tigray on the brink of famine. Reports suggest that nearly 40%...

ISS: Getting to grips with Ethiopia’s ethnic and political violence is...

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Ethiopia’s 2018 transition failed to bring stability to the country. On the contrary, sporadic ethnic and political violence since then has brought the nation...

Ethiopian government says it has recaptured Lalibela, UN World Heritage site

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Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigrayan forces, the prime...

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, on frontline, urges troops to ‘destroy’ enemy

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his foes had been defeated and promised to recapture territory in the region of Amhara from rebellious Tigrayan...

Ethiopian soldiers retake territory in Amhara region – Prime Minister’s office

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Ethiopian soldiers supported by regional forces have recaptured territory from rebellious Tigrayan fighters, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday, as a resident in...

Ethiopia PM at frontline with army in Afar region – state-affiliated...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the frontline with the army fighting rebellious Tigrayan forces in the northeastern Afar region, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting...

Ethiopia asks US to stop spreading false information on war

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Ethiopia's government has asked the United States to stop spreading falsehoods against the country, the state minister of communication said on Thursday, after the...

Residents patrol Ethiopian capital after Tigrayan forces’ advance

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Every afternoon, Getachew Megersa searches the Ethiopian capital for undercover agents. The 55-year-old construction worker says it’s not the first time he’s defended his...

US Ethiopia in ceasefire talks

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A US special envoy met Ethiopia's deputy prime minister in a bid to revive ceasefire talks, as government gave permission for 369 aid trucks...

Security, climate dominate as US Secretary of State kicks off Africa...

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US Secretary of State Antony reiterated calls for an unconditional ceasefire in the Ethiopian conflict on Wednesday on the first leg of an African...

Over 1 000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a...

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At least 1 000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, have been detained in cities across Ethiopia in the past week, the United Nations said on...

Tigrayan forces say they will ‘hunt down’ foreign mercenaries

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Rebellious Tigrayan forces threatened on Friday to "hunt down" foreigners they said were supporting the Ethiopian government as mercenaries and technical experts in a...

Tigrayan forces raped women in Ethiopia’s Amhara region – Amnesty

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ighters from Ethiopia's Tigray region have gang-raped and abused women in neighbouring Amhara region, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Amnesty's report underscored that...

Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 UN drivers, amid reports of...

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Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 70 drivers working with the United Nations, a UN spokesperson said, amid international alarm over reported widespread arrests...

Window of opportunity in Ethiopia

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The African Union and the United States see a small window of opportunity to end fighting in Ethiopia as the United Nations warns the...

Ethiopians denounce US at rally to back military campaign

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Tens of thousands of Ethiopians rallied in Addis Ababa on Sunday to support Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government as federal troops fight rebellious forces...

Could Ethiopia’s capital fall to Tigrayan and allied forces?

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Rebellious forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region have pushed to within a day's drive of the capital Addis Ababa and are threatening to march on...

Calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia grow amid deepening conflict

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African and Western nations called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the country's North said they made advances...

Ongoing Tigray conflict slammed by EU and UN

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The European Union and United Nations this week came out strongly against the year-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray with one organisation warning “the catastrophic...

Calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia grow amid deepening conflict

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Calls from African and Western nations for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia intensified on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the country's north made advances...

Ethiopian leader, marking year of war, says he will bury his...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday pledged to bury his government's enemies "with our blood" as he marked the start of the war...

Joint UN, Ethiopia rights team: all sides committed abuses in Tigray

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All sides fighting in the war in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray committed violations that may amount to war crimes, according to a joint...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces gain ground

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Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on Tuesday after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and considering...

Doctor reports ten dead from latest air strike in north Ethiopia...

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An Ethiopian government jet bombed the capital of northern Tigray region on Thursday, with one doctor reporting ten deaths in the latest casualties of...

Ethiopia conducts two air strikes in Tigray

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Ethiopia conducted two air strikes in Tigray on Sunday as the government intensifies a nearly week-old campaign of aerial bombardment against the rebellious forces...

UN plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray

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An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Friday forced a UN flight carrying aid workers to abort...

Ethiopia fighting intensifies amid air strikes on Tigray and clashes in...

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An Ethiopian government air strike hit a university in the Tigray regional capital on Friday, rebellious Tigrayan forces and humanitarian sources said, as thousands...

Ethiopia hits Tigray twice in a week

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Ethiopia launched its second air strike this week on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign to weaken...

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...

Ethiopian families fleeing fighting describe hunger, rape in Amhara

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The pictures on her phone are all that Ethiopian mother Habtam Akele has left of her three-year-old daughter Saba. The girl died of malnutrition...

Ethiopian attack in two northern regions intensifies, Tigrayan forces say

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An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebellious forces from the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for...

Ethiopian army starts ground attack on rebellious Tigray forces – regional...

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Ethiopia's national army launched a ground offensive against forces from the northern region of Tigray on Monday, the region's ruling Tigray People's Liberation Front...

Airstrikes against Tigrayan forces intensify in Ethiopia’s Amhara region -TPLF spokesman

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Airstrikes against Tigrayan forces in Ethiopia's northern region of Amhara have intensified, a spokesman for the Tigrayan forces said on Friday, which he said...

Expulsion of UN staff from Ethiopia “unprecedented”

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres maintains the expulsion of UN humanitarian workers from Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “disturbing” in the face of “an immense human...

Ethiopia detains former official from Tigray interim government

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A former senior official in an interim government for Ethiopia's Tigray region appeared in court on Saturday over allegations of inciting conflict between the...

UN condemns Ethiopia expulsions, says 5.2 million need aid in Tigray

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The United Nations on Friday condemned Ethiopia's announcement that it was expelling seven senior UN officials, and voiced concern for 5.2 million people in...

US paves way for more sanctions over Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

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The United States on Friday paved the way for further sanctions to be imposed on parties to the conflict in northern Ethiopia, where thousands...

Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees – Human Rights...

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Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Human...

Tigray forces killed 120 civilians in village in Amhara – Ethiopia...

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Rebellious forces from the Tigray region killed 120 civilians over two days in a village in Ethiopia's Amhara region, local officials told Reuters on...

Tigray forces killed 120 civilians in Amhara village – Ethiopia officials

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Rebellious forces from the Tigray region killed 120 civilians over two days in a village in Ethiopia's Amhara region, local officials told Reuters on...

US agency says Tigrayan forces looted aid warehouses in Ethiopia’s Amhara...

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Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region in recent weeks looted warehouses belonging to the US government's humanitarian agency in the Amhara region, USAID's mission director...

US, EU warn of influx of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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The United States and European Union are raising alarm over the recent deployment of troops from Eritrea to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where nine months...

US blacklists Eritrean official over human rights abuse in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on an Eritrean official it accused of being engaged in serious human rights abuse in the conflict...

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