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Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in Tigray

Jan. 20, 2023 11:22 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year. The presence of the...

France, Germany urge Ethiopia on accountability after war

Jan. 12, 2023 13:28 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and Germany used a visit to Ethiopia on Thursday to call for accountability for widespread abuses committed during the Tigray conflict as a condition for the European Union to normalize relations with the country. Speaking in...

As Tigray calms, Ethiopia sees growing conflict in Oromia

Dec. 14, 2022 03:23 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As one deadly conflict in Ethiopia begins to calm, another is growing, challenging a government that’s eager to persuade the international community to lift sanctions and revive what was once one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. Even as Ethiopian...

25,000 tons of Ukraine grain reach east Africa amid drought

Dec. 05, 2022 11:31 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first shipment of grain as part of Ukraine's own initiative to supply countries in need arrived in Djibouti Monday for delivery to neighboring Ethiopia amid the region’s worst drought in decades. Ukraine’s embassy in Ethiopia confirmed that the...

Ethiopia says new talks begin inside Tigray on disarmament

Dec. 01, 2022 11:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A joint committee of the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces has convened inside the Tigray region to outline disarmament plans as part of a peace deal signed last month in the two-year conflict, Ethiopia's government said Thursday. Ethiopia's conflict has...

Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

Nov. 29, 2022 10:14 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is "no timeline” for restoring internet access to Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, a senior government official said Tuesday. The restoration of Tigray’s internet service will be carried alongside the resumption of its phone and electricity...

Kidnappings, looting cited in Ethiopia's Tigray after truce

Nov. 27, 2022 02:41 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Allies of Ethiopia’s federal military are looting property and carrying out mass detentions in Tigray, according to eyewitnesses and aid workers. The accounts raise fresh concern about alleged atrocities more than three weeks after the warring parties...

ICRC: Humanitarian convoy arrives in Ethiopia's Tigray

Nov. 15, 2022 10:56 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said a convoy of trucks carrying medicine arrived in Tigray’s regional capital Mekele on Tuesday, the first aid delivery by the group to the embattled region since August. “It is an enormous relief for...

Ethiopia, Tigray military leaders agree on peace roadmap

Nov. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Top military commanders from Ethiopia and its embattled Tigray region have agreed to allow unhindered humanitarian access to the region and form a joint disarmament committee following last week's truce. The commanders, who since Monday have been meeting in...

Ethiopia hosts UN internet meeting after cutting off Tigray

Nov. 12, 2022 02:39 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. body devoted to promoting broader and better access to the internet is about to hold its annual meeting in Ethiopia, whose government has cut off internet access in its northern Tigray region during a two-year war there. Critics say Ethiopia stands out as an...