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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces announce release of 4,000 army POWs

May. 20, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Tigray rebel forces fighting Ethiopia’s federal army say they will release 4,000 prisoners of war as part of an amnesty. The Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front announced the release on Twitter Friday, amid an escalating war of words between Ethiopian and...

Ethiopia detains 76 over Eid al-Fitr prayer unrest

May. 03, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian officials say they have arrested 76 suspects following unrest that erupted in the capital, Addis Ababa, during Eid al-Fitr prayers on Monday. The unrest followed days of tension between the East African nation’s Christians and Muslims in various...

Hospital in Ethiopia's Tigray struggles to treat patients

Apr. 13, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Patients at the flagship hospital in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are dying amid shortages of life-saving drugs and oxygen, according to health officials. At least 60 patients with kidney disease have died since July, the result of a lack of...

Ethiopian journalist accredited to AP is released on bail

Apr. 01, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian journalist Amir Aman Kiyaro, who is accredited to The Associated Press and has been imprisoned for four months without charges, has been released on bail. Kiyaro, a 30-year-old video journalist, was freed on bail Friday after the country's Supreme...

Ethiopia's Supreme Court upholds bail for journalist

Mar. 31, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Ethiopia’s Supreme Court has upheld the order to release on bail journalist Amir Aman Kiyaro, who has been imprisoned for four months without charges, rejecting a police effort to block his bail. The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the appeal by...

Ethiopian court orders journalist to be released on bail

Mar. 29, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — An Ethiopian court has ordered Ethiopian journalist Amir Aman Kiyaro to be released on bail after being imprisoned for four months without charges. A judge in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday granted bail to Kiyaro while prosecutors determine...

AP calls for release of Ethiopian journalist in detention

Mar. 11, 2022 07:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amir Aman Kiyaro, a freelance journalist accredited to The Associated Press, marked 100 days in detention without charge in Ethiopia this week, prompting the news organization and press freedom advocates to reiterate their calls to free him immediately. “Kiyaro...