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UN experts detail extensive war crimes amid Tigray conflict

Sep. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators said Thursday they have turned up evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Ethiopian government forces, Tigray forces and Eritrea's military — including rape, murder and pillage — over the nearly two-year war centering on Ethiopia's...

Ethiopia's economy struggles as war reignites in Tigray

Sep. 13, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Once home to one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, Ethiopia is struggling as the war in its Tigray region has reignited and weary citizens far from the front are pleading for peace. Ethiopians are experiencing the highest inflation in a decade, foreign...

Ethiopia's Tigray forces say willing to enter peace process

Sep. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Tigray forces battling Ethiopian troops say they’re willing to abide by an immediate cessation of hostilities and participate in a peace process led by the African Union, a significant shift to which Ethiopia's government has not yet responded. The...

Witnesses say dozens killed in new ethnic attack in Ethiopia

Sep. 02, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents in Ethiopia’s largest federal state, Oromia, say dozens of civilians were killed in an attack by an armed group on Monday, the latest mass violence along ethnic lines that challenges one of Africa's most populous countries. Two residents of the...

UN chief urges Ethiopia and Tigray leaders to halt fighting

Aug. 25, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged Ethiopia’s prime minister and the leader of its restive Tigray region to immediately halt the latest eruption of hostilities, which has set back efforts to restore peace and tackle a humanitarian crisis in Tigray. ...

'Large-scale' fighting shatters lull in Ethiopia's Tigray

Aug. 24, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military has launched a “large-scale” offensive for the first time in a year in the northern Tigray region, Tigray authorities alleged Wednesday, while the government countered that Tigray forces attacked first. It's a significant setback to mediation...

Ethiopia calls WHO chief's comments on Tigray "unethical"

Aug. 18, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government is criticizing as “unethical” the statement by the World Health Organization’s director-general that the crisis in the country’s Tigray region is “the worst disaster on Earth” and his assertion that the lack of attention from global...

WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

Aug. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization described the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “the worst disaster on Earth” and wondered aloud Wednesday if the reason global leaders have not responded was due to “the color of the skin of the people in...

Ethiopian rebels propose humanitarian truce amid drought

Aug. 17, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An Ethiopian rebel group has proposed a humanitarian truce to facilitate assistance to hungry people in the country’s Oromia region as it warns of famine. The Oromo Liberation Army has been engaged in a deadly conflict with the Ethiopian government, which...

Ethiopia says ready for talks with Tigray forces 'anytime'

Jul. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian official says the government is ready for talks with rival forces from the country’s northern Tigray region “anytime, anywhere” and without preconditions, in a notable break from the past. The announcement on Thursday by Redwan...