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African leaders condemn Israel's offensive in Gaza

Feb. 17, 2024 11:39 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Leaders at an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Saturday condemned Israel’s offensive in Gaza and called for its immediate end. Moussa Faki, the chair of the African Union Commission, said Israel’s offensive was the...

Somalia's president accuses Ethiopia of trying to annex territory with Somaliland sea deal

Feb. 17, 2024 08:29 AM EST

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud accused Ethiopia on Saturday of trying to annex part of his country's territory by signing a sea access deal with the breakaway region of Somaliland. The agreement between Ethiopia and Somaliland signed Jan. 1 “is nothing more than annexing...

Ethiopia rejects allegations its forces massacred civilians as the West urges an investigation

Feb. 15, 2024 08:33 AM EST

Ethiopia’s government on Thursday dismissed allegation its soldiers massacred scores of civilians last month in the country's restive Amhara region as the West is demanding an investigation into the killings. A rebellion broke out in Amhara — Ethiopia’s second-biggest province...

US calls for investigation into alleged civilian killings in Ethiopia's Amhara region

Feb. 09, 2024 04:14 AM EST

The U.S. is calling for an investigation into an alleged massacre of civilians in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, where a local rights group says more than 80 people were killed last week following clashes between soldiers and armed groups. The U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, Ervin...

World Food Program says its ramping up aid to reach 3 million Ethiopians. Millions more are in need

Feb. 07, 2024 05:14 AM EST

The U.N.’s World Food Program says it aims to reach up to 3 million Ethiopians affected by climate change and conflict in the coming weeks, half the number it supported in the East African country before the agency introduced a lengthy aid suspension last year. WFP said it “is...

Ethiopia's leader plays down fears of conflict with Somalia over a planned naval port

Feb. 06, 2024 05:49 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has played down fears of a war with Somalia over his quest for sea access for his landlocked country, saying Tuesday that Ethiopia is only interested in peace with its neighbor. Ethiopia signed a memorandum of...

Eritrean troops are accused of abducting farmers and stealing livestock in Ethiopia's Tigray

Feb. 02, 2024 09:36 AM EST

Eritrean troops are abducting farmers and stealing hundreds of livestock in border regions of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, 15 months after a cease-fire ended a civil war there and called for their withdrawal, according to an aid memo seen by The Associated Press. The memo prepared on...

Nearly 400 Ethiopians have died of starvation recently. Millions more need food aid

Jan. 30, 2024 20:13 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Nearly 400 people have died of starvation in Ethiopia’s Tigray and Amhara regions in recent months, the national ombudsman said Tuesday, a rare admission of hunger-related deaths by a federal body. Local officials have previously reported starvation deaths...

Leader of Somalia's breakaway Somaliland says deal with Ethiopia will allow it to build a naval base

Jan. 26, 2024 14:14 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The president of Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland has said his government will press ahead with an agreement signed earlier this month with landlocked Ethiopia to give it access to the sea by way of Somaliland’s coastline. The deal has been...

Egypt’s leader el-Sissi slams Ethiopia-Somaliland coastline deal and vows support for Somalia

Jan. 21, 2024 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s leader said Sunday his country stands shoulder to shoulder with Somalia in its dispute with landlocked Ethiopia, which struck a deal with Somaliland to obtain access to the sea and establish a marine force base. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi slammed...