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Ethiopian forces recapture strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha from Tigrayan fighters

Ethiopian forces recaptured the strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha from Tigrayan fighters, the government said, the latest sign of the government retaking territory it recently lost. Forces aligned with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) had taken control of the towns, in the Amhara region, just more than a month ago. “The historic Dessie […]

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Ethiopia braces for all out war as rebel forces advance towards country’s capital Addis Ababa

A year after fighting began in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, rebel forces are now advancing on the country’s capital as the authorities urge citizens to mobilize. The government declared a six-month state of emergency on Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and authorities in Addis Ababa told Ethiopians to take up arms to defend […]

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350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region face famine conditions: UN report

A high-level UN-led committee on humanitarian crises estimated about 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are facing famine conditions. The 350,000 figure was presented at a meeting of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, comprising 18 UN and non-UN organisations chaired by UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock. The analysis, which diplomats said could be released publicly […]