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Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozens

Jan. 26, 2023 01:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest clashes between Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups in central Ethiopia. The fighting erupted Saturday in Jewuha town in the Amhara region. One witness, like others speaking...

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...

Rounding off Africa tour, China's top diplomat visits Egypt

Jan. 15, 2023 13:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — China’s chief diplomat was in Cairo Sunday for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials, marking his last stop in a multi-leg trip to Africa that aims to consolidate Beijing's footprint across the resource-rich continent. Foreign Minister Qin Gang met separately...

Ethiopia says Amhara regional forces start leaving Tigray

Jan. 13, 2023 06:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military says members of the Amhara region special forces have started leaving the country’s Tigray region two months after a peace agreement in the Tigray conflict. The Ethiopian National Defense Force said Thursday that the Amhara forces who...

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...

Rights group: Litany of crises in 2022 but also good signs

Jan. 12, 2023 05:32 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Widespread opposition to Russia's invasion of Ukraine demonstrates the strength of a unified response against human rights abuses, and there are signs that power is shifting as people take to the streets to demonstrate their dissatisfaction in Iran, China and elsewhere,...

China FM on Africa visit sidesteps call for UN council seat

Jan. 11, 2023 23:26 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s new foreign minister, Qin Gang, has sidestepped a new call by the African Union for permanent representation on the U.N. Security Council during his visit to Ethiopia. Speaking at the opening of the Chinese-built headquarters of the Africa Centers...

Ethiopia's Tigray forces say they hand over heavy weapons

Jan. 11, 2023 01:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The spokesman for Tigray forces in Ethiopia says they have handed over heavy weapons as a key part of the agreement signed with Ethiopia’s government late last year to end a two-year conflict. Getachew Reda tweeted early Wednesday that an African Union...

China's new foreign minister heads to Africa for first trip

Jan. 09, 2023 05:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's new Foreign Minister Qin Gang is starting his term with a weeklong trip to five African countries, the Foreign Ministry announced Monday. Qin, who until recently was ambassador to the United States, will visit Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin and Egypt from...

Interpol says a top human trafficker arrested in Sudan

Jan. 05, 2023 16:21 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Eritrean national described as one of ‘’the world’s most wanted″ human traffickers has been arrested in Sudan after an international manhunt led by the United Arab Emirates, Interpol announced on Thursday. The suspect — identified as Kidane Zekarias...