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UN rights panel says it is alarmed over Ethiopia's abuses

Jun. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United Nations rights panel focusing on Ethiopia says it's alarmed over continued violations and abuses in the East African country. The Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, created by the U.N. Human Rights Council to investigate abuses and rights...

Ethiopia names negotiators for looming Tigray peace process

Jun. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian authorities have named a team of seven negotiators for possible peace talks with Tigray forces. The announcement comes after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced earlier in June the formation of a committee to handle negotiations with...

Ethiopia kills 7 Sudanese soldiers, civilian in border area

Jun. 27, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopia killed seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian in a border area in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the east African nations. A Sudanese military statement late Sunday described the killings as a “cowardly act” and said Khartoum would...

'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...

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...

Ethiopia’s mass arrests show rift with former Amhara allies

Jun. 03, 2022 04:38 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Once a key ally of Ethiopia’s federal government in its deadly war in the country’s northern Tigray region, the neighboring Amhara region is now experiencing government-led mass arrests and disappearances of activists, journalists and other perceived critics. ...

Ethiopia launches crackdown on journalists and activists

May. 23, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian security officials are conducting a massive operation across the country that has led to the arrests of more than 4,500 people in one region alone. The crackdown on journalists, activists and others, dubbed a “law enforcement operation,” came into effect after...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 13, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS— A U.N. task force is warning in a new report that Russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financial conditions. U.N....

WHO chief: Focus on Ukraine shows bias against Black lives

Apr. 13, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has slammed the global community for its focus on the war in Ukraine, arguing that crises elsewhere, including in his home country of Ethiopia, are not being given equal consideration, possibly because those suffering are not white. ...

Rights groups charge 'ethnic cleansing' in Ethiopia's Tigray

Apr. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report. The crimes were perpetrated by security...