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Ethiopian military claims to have killed more than 5,600 Tigray rebel forces

The Ethiopian military claims it has killed more than 5,600 members of the Tigray rebel forces it is fighting in the north of the country. A bloody conflict has been raging since November, but the statement from senior general Bacha Debele gave no timescale for the casualties. Correspondents say they may be from recent battles. […]

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Ethiopia: Tigray region rebels have taken control of UNESCO World Heritage town of Lalibela

Rebels from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, a Unesco world heritage site in the neighbouring Amhara region. Lalibela, home to 13th Century churches hewn from rock, is a holy site for millions of Orthodox Christians. Thousands have been killed since war broke out last November. Fighting is now […]

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Ethiopia declares ‘unilateral’ cease-fire in Tigray as rebels recapture capital Mekelle

Rebel forces in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region recaptured capital, Mekelle, sparking street celebrations and forcing officials to flee. Residents reported scenes of joy, with fireworks and thousands waving flags. The government, which took Mekelle in November after rebels rejected political reforms and captured army bases, has now called a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the region. There […]

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Eritrean troops have not withdrawn from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, they continue to commit atrocities: UN

The United Nations and its aid partners have seen no proof of a declared withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to Mark Lowcock, the world body’s top humanitarian official, who also warned the situation in the embattled region has deteriorated. The comments came more than two weeks after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy […]

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As many as 2.3 MILLION CHILDREN in Ethiopia’s conflict-riven Tigray region have NO access to AID

The United Nations warned of millions children in Ethiopia’s conflict-riven Tigray region being cut-off from aid and basic humanitarian assistance. As many as 2.3 million minors are struggling to get treatment for malnourishment, critical vaccines, emergency medicines, and water and sanitation supplies, UNICEF, the UN agency responsible for children, said Tuesday. “We are extremely concerned […]

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Government forces in Ethiopia begin offensive on Tigray capital Mekelle

Government forces in Ethiopia began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday. The government said its military campaign is in its final stages after it gave the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) an ultimatum that expired on Wednesday to lay down arms or face an assault […]

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Tigrayan ethnic group fighters fire rockets on Tigray capital raising concerns wider war

Rebels from Ethiopia’s Tigray region fired rockets at the capital of neighbouring Amhara region on Friday, Amhara authorities said, raising concern that a conflict between the insurgents and the central government could spill into a wider war. Two weeks into the conflict, the United Nations said it was making plans for as many as 200,000 […]

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Ethiopia to advance troops to Tigray region capital after deadline for rebels to surrender passes

Ethiopia said its troops were marching on the capital of the Tigray region on Tuesday after a deadline for rebel forces to surrender passed in a two-week conflict shaking the Horn of Africa and alarming the world. “The final critical act of law enforcement will be done in the coming days,” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed […]

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Many civilians brutally killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Amnesty International says

Many civilians have been brutally killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid fighting between the local and federal governments, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The reported killings occurred in Mai-Kadra, a town in the region’s south-west, on the night of November 9, according to the international NGO. Photographs and videos digitally verified and geolocated by Amnesty […]