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Sudan: Ethiopia kills 7 captive Sudanese soldiers, civilian

Jun. 27, 2022 04:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military says Ethiopia has killed seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian who were held captive by Addis Ababa, the latest sign of the deteriorating ties between the two east African nations. A Sudanese military statement late Sunday described the killings as...

'Total bloodbath': Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

Jun. 25, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels. “The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They said...

EU calls on Ethiopia to reconnect Tigray region to the world

Jun. 21, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The European Union says Ethiopia’s government must reconnect its northern Tigray region to the world as a yearlong partial blockade has left food aid for almost 1 million hungry people stuck in warehouses without the fuel to deliver it. Janez...

China's 1st Horn of Africa envoy offers to mediate in region

Jun. 20, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s first special envoy to the Horn of Africa on Monday offered to mediate in disputes in the region as Beijing seeks to strengthen its influence and protect its investments from conflict. “I myself am ready to provide mediation efforts for the...

Witnesses say more than 200 killed in Ethiopia ethnic attack

Jun. 19, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in Ethiopia said Sunday that more than 200 people, mostly ethnic Amhara, have been killed in an attack in the country’s Oromia region and are blaming a rebel group, which denies it. It is one of the deadliest such attacks in recent memory as ethnic...

Witnesses say more than 200 killed in attack on ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia's Oromia region, with rebel group blamed

Jun. 19, 2022 13:14 PM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses say more than 200 killed in attack on ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia's Oromia region, with rebel group blamed.

Refugees in Rwanda warn of challenges for arrivals from UK

Jun. 14, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As Britain plans to send its first group of asylum-seekers to Rwanda on Tuesday amid outcries and legal challenges, some who came to this East African country under earlier arrangements tell The Associated Press the new arrivals can expect a difficult time ahead. ...

Ethiopia says willing to resume dam talks with Egypt, Sudan

Jun. 10, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian official says his country is interested in resuming talks with Egypt and Sudan on a huge and controversial Blue Nile dam that will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant. The comment by Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s former negotiator...

Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads

Jun. 09, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The test couldn't have been much easier — and Facebook still failed. Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit...

35 children die in Ethiopia's Afar amid drought, conflict

Jun. 09, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 35 children have died in recent weeks due to drought and conflict in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region, according to a local hospital and the medical charity Doctors Without Borders. The announcement Thursday came days after a government minister...