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Ethiopia suspends work of 2 aid groups active in Tigray

Aug. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two international aid groups said Tuesday that the Ethiopian government had suspended part or all of their operations, while the United Nations humanitarian chief warned Ethiopian authorities that blanket accusations against aid workers in the country’s embattled...

No keeping her down: After a fall, busy Hassan gets a gold

Aug. 02, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan pointed to her left shoulder. “I have pain here,” she said. Then, her right leg. “Pain here.” Then, she dropped her hands to her sides in exhaustion, too tired to explain it anymore. “Pain there.” ...

Bodies found in river between Ethiopia's Tigray and Sudan

Aug. 02, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found around 50 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wounds or their...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

US official lands in Sudan to support democratic transition

Jul. 31, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Sudan, aiming to support the country's fragile transition to democracy before travelling to Ethiopia to press the government there to allow humanitarian aid to the war-torn Tigray region. ...

UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots

Jul. 30, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months with the highest alerts for “catastrophic" situations in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria, two U.N. agencies warned Friday. ...

UN: 100,000 children in Ethiopia's Tigray face deadly hunger

Jul. 30, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region could face the most extreme and life-threatening form of malnutrition in the next year, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Friday, as humanitarian aid remains blocked from the region of...

US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade

Jul. 29, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide is visiting Ethiopia next week to press the government to lift what the U.S. calls a blockade on humanitarian aid to the conflict-hit Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people now face...

Craziness: Hassan considers running triple at Olympics

Jul. 29, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan's schedule on the Olympic track looks more like a list of punishments drawn up by a very angry physical education teacher. Six distance races in eight days, consisting of three 1,500-meter runs, two 5,000s, and a 10,000 to top it off. Run two...

UN says its food aid runs out this week in Ethiopia's Tigray

Jul. 27, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the United Nations World Food Program says the agency will “run out of food” in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region on Friday, while hundreds of thousands of people there face the world’s worst famine crisis in a decade. Some...