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EU envoy: Ethiopian leadership vowed to 'wipe out' Tigrayans

Jun. 18, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s leaders in closed-door talks with a European Union special envoy earlier this year said “they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years,” the envoy said this week, warning that such an aim “looks for us like ethnic cleansing.” ...

Ethiopia finally set to vote as PM vows 1st fair election

Jun. 18, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopians will vote Monday in a landmark election overshadowed by reports of famine in the country’s war-hit Tigray region and beset by logistical problems that mean some people won’t be able to vote until September. The election is the...

Ethiopia envoy: Eritrean troops in Tigray will `leave soon'

Jun. 15, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ethiopia’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Eritrean troops who have been fighting with his country’s forces in a war against the Tigray region’s fugitive leaders “will definitely leave soon,” a move that would be welcomed by many including the United...

Arab League backs calls for UN intervention in dam dispute

Jun. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in a lingering dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on Nile River’s main tributary. The move, announced at...

Eritrea blames US support for Tigray's leaders for the war

Jun. 08, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eritrea’s foreign minister blamed U.S. administrations that supported the Tigray People’s Liberation Movement for the last 20 years for the current war in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region, saying that blaming Eritrea for the fighting was unfounded. ...

Lost limbs, rising anger as town is caught up in Tigray war

Jun. 04, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

HAWZEN, Ethiopia (AP) — Shops remained shuttered, some government workers hadn’t been paid and the town’s main hospital was utterly laid to waste. But the Tigrayan fighters still claimed victory, swaggering through the streets of Hawzen with their guns. It...

Ethiopians protest US sanctions over brutal Tigray war

May. 30, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the nation's capital Sunday to protest outside pressure on the government over its brutal war in Tigray. Protesters at the rally in Addis Ababa carried banners that criticized the United States and others in...

'Our season': Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray

May. 28, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

MEKELE, Ethiopia (AP) — Women who make it to the clinic for sex abuse survivors in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray usually struggle to describe their injuries. But when they can’t take a seat and quietly touch their bottoms, the nurses know it’s an unspeakable kind of suffering....

'Our season': Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray

May. 28, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

MEKELE, Ethiopia (AP) — Women who make it to the clinic for sex abuse survivors in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray usually struggle to describe their injuries. But when they can’t take a seat and quietly touch their bottoms, the nurses know it’s an unspeakable kind of suffering....

US restricts visas from Ethiopia, Eritrea over Tigray crisis

May. 24, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has begun restricting visas for government and military officials of Ethiopia and Eritrea seen as undermining efforts to resolve the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region, saying it is time for the international community to...