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Somalia announces deal with Turkey to deter Ethiopia's access to sea through a breakaway region

Feb. 21, 2024 13:01 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia announced on Wednesday a defense deal with Turkey that includes support for the Horn of Africa nation's sea assets and appears aimed at deterring Ethiopia's efforts to secure access to the sea by way of the breakaway region of Somaliland. Ethiopia...

Israel says Brazil's president unwelcome until he apologizes for comparing Gaza war to Holocaust

Feb. 19, 2024 13:45 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister said Monday that Brazil’s president would not be welcome in Israel until he apologizes for comments he made comparing Israel’s war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of a “very serious antisemitic attack.” On Sunday,...

Israel's Netanyahu slams Brazilian president's comparison of Gaza war to the Holocaust

Feb. 18, 2024 15:44 PM EST

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel on Sunday condemned Brazil's president for comparing the war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of being antisemitic and trivializing the Nazi genocide of European Jews during World War II. The outcry further strained relations between the...

Somalia's president accuses Ethiopia of trying to annex territory with Somaliland sea deal

Feb. 17, 2024 08:29 AM EST

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud accused Ethiopia on Saturday of trying to annex part of his country's territory by signing a sea access deal with the breakaway region of Somaliland. The agreement between Ethiopia and Somaliland signed Jan. 1 “is nothing more than annexing...

Ethiopia rejects allegations its forces massacred civilians as the West urges an investigation

Feb. 15, 2024 08:33 AM EST

Ethiopia’s government on Thursday dismissed allegation its soldiers massacred scores of civilians last month in the country's restive Amhara region as the West is demanding an investigation into the killings. A rebellion broke out in Amhara — Ethiopia’s second-biggest province...

US calls for investigation into alleged civilian killings in Ethiopia's Amhara region

Feb. 09, 2024 04:14 AM EST

The U.S. is calling for an investigation into an alleged massacre of civilians in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, where a local rights group says more than 80 people were killed last week following clashes between soldiers and armed groups. The U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, Ervin...

World Food Program says its ramping up aid to reach 3 million Ethiopians. Millions more are in need

Feb. 07, 2024 05:14 AM EST

The U.N.’s World Food Program says it aims to reach up to 3 million Ethiopians affected by climate change and conflict in the coming weeks, half the number it supported in the East African country before the agency introduced a lengthy aid suspension last year. WFP said it “is...

Ethiopia's leader plays down fears of conflict with Somalia over a planned naval port

Feb. 06, 2024 05:49 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has played down fears of a war with Somalia over his quest for sea access for his landlocked country, saying Tuesday that Ethiopia is only interested in peace with its neighbor. Ethiopia signed a memorandum of...

Eritrean troops are accused of abducting farmers and stealing livestock in Ethiopia's Tigray

Feb. 02, 2024 09:36 AM EST

Eritrean troops are abducting farmers and stealing hundreds of livestock in border regions of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, 15 months after a cease-fire ended a civil war there and called for their withdrawal, according to an aid memo seen by The Associated Press. The memo prepared on...

Nearly 400 Ethiopians have died of starvation recently. Millions more need food aid

Jan. 30, 2024 20:13 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Nearly 400 people have died of starvation in Ethiopia’s Tigray and Amhara regions in recent months, the national ombudsman said Tuesday, a rare admission of hunger-related deaths by a federal body. Local officials have previously reported starvation deaths...