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Sudan says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopia border fighting

Nov. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s armed forces said on Sunday that six of its forces were killed in fighting in the country’s border region with Ethiopia. It came a day after the military claimed that Ethiopian military and militia forces attacked the border area of al-Fashaqa,...

State-affiliated TV says Ethiopia's PM is at the battlefront

Nov. 26, 2021 11:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A state-affiliated broadcaster on Friday purportedly showed Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister on the battlefront of the country’s yearlong war against Tigray forces, four days after he announced he would direct the army from there. ...

Ethiopian leader called war 'epitome of hell.' Now he's back

Nov. 24, 2021 13:58 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is already a veteran at surprising the world in just three years in power. He's done it again this week by announcing that, after a year of waging war, he will lead it from the battlefront. ...

Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

Nov. 24, 2021 11:05 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital. State media...

Ethiopia expels Irish diplomats over Ireland's stance on war

Nov. 24, 2021 10:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in Addis Ababa to leave the country because of Ireland’s outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Ireland's government said Wednesday. The Department of Foreign Affairs said...

Ethiopia PM says he will lead army 'from the battlefront'

Nov. 22, 2021 16:32 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister says he will lead his country’s army “from the battlefront” beginning Tuesday, a dramatic new step in a devastating yearlong war. “This is a time when leading a country with martyrdom is...

Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister says he will lead the army “from the battlefront” as of Tuesday

Nov. 22, 2021 14:44 PM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister says he will lead the army “from the battlefront” as of Tuesday.

In Africa, Blinken sees limits of US influence abroad

Nov. 22, 2021 06:18 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Traveling across Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw firsthand the limits of America’s influence abroad. Blinken confronted authoritarianism, growing threats from newly energized extremists, and persistent challenges posed by...

UN: Ethiopia releases 6 UN staff and all 70 plus drivers

Nov. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Thursday that six U.N. staff members detained by the Ethiopian government were released and that all of the more than 70 detained truck drivers waiting to deliver aid to war-torn Tigray have also been freed. But five...

US warns pilots of weapon fire as war nears Ethiopia capital

Nov. 18, 2021 10:04 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States is warning pilots that planes operating at one of Africa’s busiest airports could be “directly or indirectly exposed to ground weapons fire and/or surface-to-air fire” as Ethiopia’s war nears the capital, Addis Ababa. The...