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Ethiopia again delays national election amid deadly tensions

May. 15, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there, further complicating Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's efforts to centralize...

Ethiopia again delays its national election amid deadly ethnic tensions, other challenges; no new date set

May. 15, 2021 10:32 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia again delays its national election amid deadly ethnic tensions, other challenges; no new date set.

US hosts Ethiopian Orthodox Church head after Tigray warning

May. 10, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States ambassador to Ethiopia on Monday hosted the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after he warned of “genocide” in the Tigray region in his first public comments on the war. In a Facebook post, the U.S. Embassy said...

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp

May. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities on Sunday deported around three dozen Ethiopian peacekeepers, working on the U.N. mission in Darfur, to a refugee camp, the state-run news agency reported. Al-Fateh Ibrahim Mohammed, head of the refugee agency in North Darfur province,...

Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute

May. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the current head of the African Union, met Saturday with Egyptian and Sudanese officials amid international and regional efforts to relaunch negotiations over Ethiopia’s disputed dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. President...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch blasts Tigray 'genocide'

May. 07, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in his first public comments on the war in the country’s Tigray region is sharply criticizing Ethiopia’s actions, saying he believes it's genocide: "They want to destroy the people of Tigray.” In a...

US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 07, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday, the latest stop on his tour of the region aimed at resolving the decade-long dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. During his two-day visit, Jeffrey Feltman...

UN releases $65 million to aid Ethiopia, most for Tigray

May. 06, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Thursday it has released $65 million for humanitarian aid in Ethiopia, including $40 million for the Tigray region where a military operation launched in November has escalated into a war in which widespread atrocities are reported and...

US envoy in Egypt for talks on Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 05, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday met with the Egyptian president as part of Washington's new push to find a resolution to a regional decade-long dispute over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. Jeffrey Feltman...

In Ethiopia camp, displaced Tigrayans live with hunger, fear

May. 05, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MEKELE, Ethiopia (AP) — The memories are so painful that Birhanu Haile sometimes forgets to eat. He is one of thousands of ethnic Tigrayans clinging to a marginal existence after fleeing their homes amid a conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region that has left countless...