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Sudanese Prime MInister Abdullah Hamdok, right, bumps elbows with British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab in the Cabinet Building, in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Raab was in the Sudanese capital Thursday to discuss bilateral relations and tensions along the border with Ethiopia, Sudan's state news agency reported. (AP Photo)

UK backs Sudan economic reforms with over $50 million

Jan. 21, 2021 12:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary announced Thursday that his government would offer more than $50 million to help poor Sudanese families as their government embarks upon major austerity measures to revive its battered economy, Sudan's state news agency reported. On a visit to Khartoum, Dominic...

In this Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021 photo provided by the Catholic Relief Services, people affected by the conflict in Tigray load food aid provided by USAID and Catholic Relief Services onto a donkey cart to be tansported to their home, outside Mekele, Ethiopia. From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Authorities say more than 4.5 million people, or nearly the entire population, need emergency food. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after weeks of pleading with Ethiopia for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking from rivers, and shops that were looted or depleted weeks ago. (Catholic Relief Services via AP)

'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray

Jan. 17, 2021 4:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access...

Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, on Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Jan. 13, 2021 4:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition crashed Wednesday, shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province bordering Ethiopia, officials said. The Apache attack helicopter burst into flames after crashing at Wad Zayed airport in the town of al-Showak...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia say talks on disputed dam deadlocked

Jan. 10, 2021 2:26 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to achieve a breakthrough in the African Union-led talks to revolve their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, the three countries announced on Sunday. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three nations...

A general view of Kassala Mountains near the border with Eritrea, eastern Sudan, Nov. 20, 2020. Ethiopia's deadly conflict with its northern Tigray region spilled over the border as several thousand people fled into Sudan, along with soldiers seeking protection, while the Tigray regional leader accused Eritrea of attacking at the request of Ethiopia's federal government. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Ethiopian army official confirms Eritrean troops in Tigray

Jan. 7, 2021 7:02 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian military official has confirmed the presence of security forces from neighboring Eritrea in the deadly conflict in his country’s northern Tigray region, contradicting the Ethiopian government’s denials. The United States last month said it believed...

Rights groups decry Ethiopia's arrest of Reuters journalist

Dec. 28, 2020 12:12 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Media rights groups are protesting the Ethiopian government's arrest of journalists, saying it indicates the erosion of press freedom in the country. Kumerra Gemechu, a video journalist for the Reuters news agency, was arrested on Dec. 24 at his home in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa,...

A Tigrayan mother cares for her daughter suffering from diarrhea and a high grade fever at a clinic run by MSF (Doctors Without Borders), in Hamdeyat near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, eastern Sudan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

African Union says Ethiopia acted legitimately in Tigray

Dec. 21, 2020 7:04 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia took “legitimate” military action in its Tigray province to preserve the country's unity and stability, the chairman of the African Union Commission said. Moussa Faki Mahamat, speaking after the conclusion of a meeting of regional leaders on Sunday evening, said...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Hamdok met his Ethiopian counterpart Sunday, as Sudanese forces continued their advances to reclaim territories controlled by Ethiopian militias along the two countries' shared border. Hamdok’s office said the meeting with Abiy Ahmed took place in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, on the sidelines of a summit by a regional bloc. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan’s PM meets Ethiopian leader after cross-border attack

Dec. 20, 2020 10:10 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister met his Ethiopian counterpart Sunday, as Sudanese forces continued their advances to reclaim territories controlled by Ethiopian militias along the two countries' shared border. Abdalla Hamdok’s office said the meeting with Abiy Ahmed took place in the Horn...

Sudan: Ethiopian forces killed troops in cross-border attack

Dec. 16, 2020 3:13 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military Wednesday said a cross-border attack by Ethiopian forces and militias left causalities among Sudanese troops, a development that could strain ties between the two neighbors. The military said in a statement that the attack took place late Tuesday as forces were...

Tesfaalem Germay, 34, an ethnic Tigrayan survivor from Mai-Kadra, Ethiopia, poses for a photograph with his wife Bethlehem, 21, and their twin daughters inside a temporary shelter at Village 8, the transit center near the Lugdi border crossing, eastern Sudan, Nov. 22, 2020. Witnesses say hundreds of civilians were slaughtered in Mai-Kadra, but they disagree about who killed whom.

Shadowy Ethiopian massacre could be 'tip of the iceberg'

Dec. 12, 2020 11:59 AM EST

UMM RAKOUBA, Sudan (AP) — The only thing the survivors can agree on is that hundreds of people were slaughtered in a single Ethiopian town. Witnesses say security forces and their allies attacked civilians in Mai-Kadra with machetes and knives or strangled them with ropes. The stench of bodies lingered for...