• 04 October, 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…

Nearly 40% of people in Ethiopia’s Tigray lack adequate food -WFP

By Giulia Paravicini NAIROBI (Reuters) -Fifteen months of war have left nearly 40% of the people in Ethiopia's Tigray region without enough food as aid groups struggle to reach cut-off…

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…

UN rights office decries Ethiopia air strikes, says 108 killed this month

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) -The U.N. human rights office (OHCHR) on Friday expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of air strikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying…

Impoverished Ethiopia seeks extra $2.5 billion to rebuild from war

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia wants to pass a supplementary budget worth 122 billion birr ($2.5 billion) to help finance programmes to rebuild areas destroyed by war and provide humanitarian…

Understanding the Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

Following a telephonic conversation between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on November 26, 2021, Blinken expressed grave concern about worrying signs of military escalation…

By Shilpi Ghosh

A year of war in Ethiopia batters investors and citizens

By Maggie Fick and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) - When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018, Ethiopia was one of the world's fastest growing economies. His pledges to…

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.S., five other countries urge Ethiopia to cease illegal detentions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six countries including the United States expressed concern on Monday over reports of widespread arrests by Ethiopia of Tigrayan citizens based on ethnicity in connection with the…

Blinken says Ethiopia conflict risks implosion of country

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sanctions authorities at its disposal to use against those perpetuating the conflict in Ethiopia, which is increasing ethnic tensions and risks implosion of…

Ethiopian government says it has recaptured Lalibela, U.N. World Heritage site

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigrayan forces, the prime minister's office said…