Latest Ethiopia government News

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...

Eritrea’s president visits Sudan amid tensions over Ethiopia

May. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eritrea’s president arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for talks with Sudanese officials amid tensions over a longtime border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia. President Isaias Afwerki landed at Khartoum’s international airport and was received by Gen....

Refugee doctor chronicles Tigray's pain as he treats it

May. 04, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — He is a surgeon and a father. Every morning, he wakes up under a plastic tarp and is reminded he’s now a refugee, too. Tewodros Tefera is one of more than 60,000 people who have fled ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region,...

Ethiopia 'at a crossroads' amid spiraling ethnic conflict

May. 04, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

GONDAR, Ethiopia (AP) — Aba Yosief Desta preferred not to discuss the ethnicities of victims in the widening conflicts threatening Ethiopia's unity. A wooden cross in hand, the Orthodox monk in yellow robes insisted that victims of massacres “have the same face." ...

Russia’s FM in Egypt for talks on ties and Ethiopia’s dam

Apr. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Russia discussed trade and other ties between the two nations Monday, with Egypt’s top diplomat urging Moscow to help settle Egypt’s dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam project. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

'Leave no Tigrayan': In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased

Apr. 07, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — The atrocities have been seared into the skin and the minds of Tigrayans, who take shelter by the thousands within sight of the homeland they fled in northern Ethiopia. They arrive in heat that soars above 38 C (100 F), carrying the pain of...

Egypt, Sudan say no progress in talks over Ethiopia's dam

Apr. 06, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to make progress in the latest round of African Union-led talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three...

Ethiopia says Eritrean troops are pulling out of Tigray

Apr. 03, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopian authorities said on Saturday that Eritrean troops have started withdrawing from Tigray, where they have been fighting on the side of Ethiopian forces in a war against the region's fugitive leaders. The Eritreans “have now started to...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on big dam amid tensions

Apr. 03, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary. The three-day talks are taking place in Kinshasa, the...

Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

Mar. 26, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have described them looting, killing and raping civilians. The statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office comes...