• 09 December, 2022
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New front in Ethiopian war displaces thousands, hits hopes of peace talks

By Giulia Paravicini AFDERA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - A new front in Ethiopia's war in the Afar region is imperilling efforts to get enemies to sit down to peace talks, three…

Ethiopia’s cabinet approves lifting of state of emergency

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's cabinet on Wednesday approved the lifting of a six-month state of emergency ahead of its expiration in light of changing security conditions in the country,…

Ethiopian army planning to ‘eliminate’ Tigrayan forces -military official

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopia's military is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" rebellious forces, a top military official said late on Friday amid diplomatic efforts…

Ethiopian forces have recaptured two strategic towns, government says

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian forces have recaptured the strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha from rebellious Tigrayan forces, the government said on Monday, the latest sign of the government…

U.N. says at least 16 staff, dependents detained in Ethiopia

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -At least 16 United Nations staff and dependents have been detained in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a U.N. spokesperson said on Tuesday, amid…

U.N. Security Council calls for end to Ethiopia conflict

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday called for an end to the fighting in Ethiopia and for talks on a lasting ceasefire as…

Ethiopian anti-government alliance says plans to dismantle government by force or negotiations

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A new alliance of nine anti-Ethiopian government factions said on Friday it plans to dismantle the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed by force or by negotiations,…

U.S. State Department advises all U.S. citizens to leave Ethiopia as soon as possible

(Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa advised all U.S. citizens to leave Ethiopia as soon as possible, a statement on their website said on Friday, after an alliance…

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

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI(Reuters) - 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 the…

Sworn in for new term, Ethiopia leader promises to fend off foreign pressure

By Dawit Endeshaw ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in for a new five-year term on Monday, telling a crowd of thousands he would protect the…

Surprise Ceasefire in Tigray

Ethiopia conducted its delayed general elections on 21 June, in most of the country. About 20 per cent of the constituencies, including the entire northern state of Tigray did not…