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As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

Sep. 19, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations'...

US threatens sanctions against officials in Tigray conflict

Sep. 17, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday threatened to impose sanctions against Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other leaders involved in a conflict gripping the Tigray region, where 10 months of fighting have left hundreds of thousands of people facing famine. ...

UN encourages new negotiations in dispute over Ethiopian dam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief...

UN: Probe in Ethiopia's Tigray didn't reach Axum massacre

Sep. 13, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations human rights chief on Monday said a highly awaited joint investigation into abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict was unable to deploy to the site of one of its deadliest attacks, the alleged massacre of several hundred people in the holy city of...

Winner DQ for wearing wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes...

At scene of Ethiopia's new killings, some fight, some flee

Sep. 10, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

CHENNA TEKLEHAYMANOT, Ethiopia (AP) — The smell of death lingered for days after the killings. The bodies, more than a dozen in the uniforms of fighters, others in civilian clothing, were still scattered on the muddy ground. In a nearby churchyard, many more were...

Officials: Ethiopia's Tigray forces kill some 120 civilians

Sep. 08, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Local officials in Ethiopia alleged Wednesday that Tigray forces have killed more than 120 civilians in recent days following battlefield losses, in what would be one of the deadliest massacres of the East African nation's 10-month war. Tigray forces denied killing...

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over bodies found in river

Sep. 08, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Ethiopia’s envoy to the country over an incident where bodies were found floating down the river separating the two nations, as civil war wages in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Sudan's foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a...

Report: 150 starved to death in Ethiopia's Tigray in August

Sep. 07, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A least 150 people starved to death last month in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region amid a near-complete blockade of food aid by federal and allied authorities, the Tigray forces say, while close to half a million people face famine conditions. ...

'Very brutal': In Ethiopia, Tigray forces accused of abuses

Sep. 03, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

DEBARK, Ethiopia (AP) — As they bring war to other parts of Ethiopia, resurgent Tigray fighters face growing allegations that they are retaliating for the abuses their people suffered back home. In interviews with The Associated Press, more than a dozen witnesses...