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Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia's Tigray war

Jul. 23, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N. officials say forces have attacked their camps, abducted or killed some of the residents, and stolen their food and possessions....

US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming days

Jul. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union. The first donated doses will be...

Ethiopia accuses aid groups of 'arming' Tigray fighters

Jul. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government has accused humanitarian aid groups working in its war-hit Tigray region of “arming” Tigray fighters and threatened to halt some groups’ operations there. The accusations reflect the latest frictions between...

'I came here to fight': Rare footage of Ethiopia's Tigray

Jul. 14, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

MEKELE, Ethiopia (AP) — The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region six months after being forced to flee, Meron Mezgeb waited in a crowd seeking to get a gun and join them. ...

'Purely ethnic profiling': New wave of Tigrayans detained

Jul. 13, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in cities across Ethiopia in a new wave of ethnic targeting by authorities over the eight-month conflict in the Tigray region. The detentions follow the...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

Jul. 12, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang region. It also warned Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar and South Sudan of possible further sanctions for ethnic...

Ethiopia's ruling party wins national election in landslide

Jul. 10, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party on Saturday was declared the winner of last month’s national election in a landslide, assuring a second five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The National Election Board of Ethiopia said the...

Ethiopia's ruling party wins national election in a landslide, assuring prime minister a 2nd term

Jul. 10, 2021 14:01 PM EDT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's ruling party wins national election in a landslide, assuring prime minister a 2nd term.

UN says Ethiopia's PM vows 'immediate' aid access to Tigray

Jul. 09, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister has promised “immediate access” for humanitarian groups to Tigray, the United Nations said on Friday, after the United States and the European Union compared the Ethiopian government's current treatment of the embattled region to a...

Ethiopian PM says massive dam inflicts no 'significant harm'

Jul. 09, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister on Friday sought to reassure Egypt and Sudan that the filling of his country's massive new dam on the Nile River “will not inflict any significant harm” on the two nations that are seeking international help to resolve a dispute over the...