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Ethiopian leader called war 'epitome of hell.' Now he's back

Nov. 24, 2021 13:58 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is already a veteran at surprising the world in just three years in power. He's done it again this week by announcing that, after a year of waging war, he will lead it from the battlefront. ...

Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

Nov. 24, 2021 11:05 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital. State media...

UN condemns arms supply to Somalia's al-Shabab, keeps UN ban

Nov. 15, 2021 19:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the supply of weapons and ammunition to al-Shabab extremists and others in Somalia in violation of a U.N. arms embargo and voted Monday to extend the ban for a year, saying the al-Qaida affiliate's terrorist activities continue to...

'You can't even cry loudly': Counting Ethiopia's war dead

Nov. 15, 2021 06:33 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They’re in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They’re in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a...

US sanctions Eritrea's military, ruling party over Ethiopia

Nov. 12, 2021 13:00 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States on Friday imposed economic sanctions on the military and ruling party of Eritrea over their role in neighboring Ethiopia’s brutal yearlong war, and it warned it would sanction Ethiopia's government and rival Tigray forces if there is no...

People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription

Nov. 08, 2021 16:26 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new round of deadly attacks and forced conscription has begun against ethnic Tigrayans in an area of Ethiopia now controlled by Amhara regional authorities in collaboration with soldiers from neighboring Eritrea, people fleeing over the border to Sudan tell The...

UN report says Ethiopia's war marked by 'extreme brutality'

Nov. 03, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All sides in Ethiopia’s yearlong war in the Tigray region have committed abuses marked by “extreme brutality” that could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday, noting “the big numbers of violations” are linked...

Burundi starts COVID jabs; just North Korea, Eritrea remain

Oct. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign. The vaccinations started in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, though...

US wins seat on UN rights council in uncontested election

Oct. 14, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. ...

Turkey ratifies Paris agreement ahead of key climate summit

Oct. 06, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday ratified the Paris climate accord, joining the global fight against climate change weeks before the start of a key summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Legislators present in parliament unanimously approved the agreement. ...