Latest Eritrea News

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia's Tigray war

Jul. 23, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N. officials say forces have attacked their camps, abducted or killed some of the residents, and stolen their food and possessions....

Ethiopia accuses aid groups of 'arming' Tigray fighters

Jul. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government has accused humanitarian aid groups working in its war-hit Tigray region of “arming” Tigray fighters and threatened to halt some groups’ operations there. The accusations reflect the latest frictions between...

'I came here to fight': Rare footage of Ethiopia's Tigray

Jul. 14, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

MEKELE, Ethiopia (AP) — The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region six months after being forced to flee, Meron Mezgeb waited in a crowd seeking to get a gun and join them. ...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

Jul. 12, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang region. It also warned Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar and South Sudan of possible further sanctions for ethnic...

UN: Over 400,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray face famine now

Jul. 02, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Friday that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s crisis-wracked Tigray region are now facing the worst global famine in decades and 1.8 million are on the brink, and warned that despite the government’s unilateral cease-fire there is...

Ethiopia denies trying to 'suffocate' Tigray region

Jul. 02, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Friday rejected accusations that it’s trying to “suffocate" the people of Tigray by denying them urgently needed food and other aid, as transport and communications links remained severed to the region that faces the world's worst famine...

Bridge key to delivering aid to Ethiopia's Tigray destroyed

Jul. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A bridge that’s crucial to delivering desperately needed food to much of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has been destroyed, aid groups said Thursday as Tigray fighters were said to be approaching other combatants occupying large areas nearby. ...

Ethiopia's Tigray 'extremely fluid' as cease-fire in doubt

Jun. 30, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Wednesday said its military could re-enter the capital of its embattled Tigray region within weeks, calling into question the unilateral cease-fire it declared in Tigray just days ago. Ethiopia also asserted that soldiers...

Trapped in Ethiopia's Tigray, people 'falling like leaves'

Jun. 30, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The plea arrived from a remote area that had so far produced only rumors and residents fleeing for their lives. Help us, the letter said, stamped and signed by a local official. At least 125 people have already starved to death. Trapped in one of...

Tigray fighters in Ethiopia reject cease-fire as 'sick joke'

Jun. 29, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The fighters now retaking parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region will pursue soldiers from neighboring Eritrea back into their country and chase Ethiopian forces to Addis Ababa ”if that's what it takes" to weaken their military powers, their spokesman said Tuesday, as a...