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3rd day of Ethiopian airstrikes in capital of Tigray region

Oct. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Ethiopian military struck a target near the capital of the country's Tigray region on Thursday, a government spokesman said, the third day this week of airstrikes as fighting surges after nearly a year of war. Thousands of people have been...

New airstrikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region

Oct. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New airstrikes hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region and another community on Wednesday, as video from Mekele showed injured people with bloodied faces being rushed to vehicles and thick black smoke rising in the sky. Ethiopia's government said it targeted...

Witnesses: Ethiopian military airstrikes hit Tigray capital

Oct. 18, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian military airstrikes hit the capital of the country’s Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said Monday, returning the war abruptly to the city of Mekele after several months of peace. The airstrikes came days after a...

Ethiopia airs claims about UN officials; UN seeks documents

Oct. 06, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Days after kicking out seven U.N. officials, Ethiopia accused them without providing evidence Wednesday of inflating the magnitude of humanitarian crisis and taking sides in the war in its Tigray region, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pressed the...

Ethiopian PM begins 2nd term saying war exacts 'heavy price'

Oct. 04, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in Monday for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war against Tigray forces he described as “hateful" toward the nation, while a handful of visiting African leaders urged him...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is sworn in for a second five-year term running the country now in the grip of war.

Oct. 04, 2021 03:04 AM EDT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is sworn in for a second five-year term running the country now in the grip of war.

UN says Ethiopia has no legal right to expel 7 UN officials

Oct. 01, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief informed Ethiopia on Friday that it has no legal right to expel seven U.N. officials and warned that severe restrictions on desperately needed aid to the conflict-wracked Tigray region have created a humanitarian and human rights crisis that is...

Ethiopia expels UN officials amid Tigray blockade pressure

Sep. 30, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia said Thursday it is kicking out seven United Nations officials whom it accused of “meddling" in the country's internal affairs, as pressure grows on the government over its deadly blockade of the Tigray region. The expulsions are the...

Ethiopia to world leaders: Be 'constructive' on Tigray

Sep. 25, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ethiopia told the international community Saturday to steer clear of sanctions and avoid meddling over its war with forces from its Tigray region, and to let the African Union work on bringing all parties together. Speaking at the U.N. General...

At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

Sep. 25, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were speaking on behalf of some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts....