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Ethiopia says new talks begin inside Tigray on disarmament

Dec. 01, 2022 11:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A joint committee of the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces has convened inside the Tigray region to outline disarmament plans as part of a peace deal signed last month in the two-year conflict, Ethiopia's government said Thursday. Ethiopia's conflict has...

Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

Nov. 29, 2022 10:14 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is "no timeline” for restoring internet access to Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, a senior government official said Tuesday. The restoration of Tigray’s internet service will be carried alongside the resumption of its phone and electricity...

Ethiopia hosts UN internet meeting after cutting off Tigray

Nov. 12, 2022 02:39 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. body devoted to promoting broader and better access to the internet is about to hold its annual meeting in Ethiopia, whose government has cut off internet access in its northern Tigray region during a two-year war there. Critics say Ethiopia stands out as an...

Witnesses say new fighting in Ethiopia's Oromia kills dozens

Nov. 08, 2022 11:29 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Intense fighting between Ethiopian government forces and Oromo Liberation Army rebels in the country’s Oromia region has led to “several dozen” casualties in the past week, witnesses tell The Associated Press. The fighting in Oromia, the largest of...

New round of peace talks between Ethiopia, Tigray envoys

Nov. 07, 2022 09:48 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new round of talks began Monday between Ethiopia’s government and Tigray regional representatives to work out military and other details of last week’s signing of a “permanent” cessation of hostilities in a two-year conflict thought to have killed hundreds of...

Ethiopia asserts government got '100%' in Tigray peace deal

Nov. 03, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials close to peace talks aimed at ending Ethiopia's deadly two-year war confirmed the full text of the signed accord on Thursday, but a key question remains: What led Tigray regional leaders to agree to terms that include rapid disarmament and full federal government...

Ethiopian govt, Tigray agree to end fighting after 2 years

Nov. 02, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Ethiopia’s warring sides agreed Wednesday to a permanent cessation of hostilities in a conflict believed to have killed hundreds of thousands, but enormous challenges lie ahead, including getting all parties to lay down arms or withdraw. The war in...

Peace talks on Ethiopia's Tigray conflict are extended

Oct. 31, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Peace talks between warring sides on Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have been extended into this week, while the country’s prime minister complained in comments broadcast Monday about “lots of intervention from left and right” in the process. An official...

Witnesses allege Eritrean abuses during Ethiopia peace talks

Oct. 29, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Even as Ethiopia’s warring sides attend their first formal peace talks in a devastating two-year conflict, witnesses in the country’s embattled Tigray region tell The Associated Press that forces from neighboring Eritrea are killing some civilians and looting as they and...

Witnesses: Drone strikes in Ethiopia's Oromia kill civilians

Oct. 26, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses tell The Associated Press that drone strikes in Ethiopia’s Oromia region killed several dozen civilians last week. The attacks in strongholds of the rebel Oromo Liberation Army came amid intensified fighting between federal forces and the outlawed group. ...