Ethiopia’s Tigray region former leader vows extended resistance

The former ruling party in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray is committed to “extended resistance”, according to an audio message purporting to be from its leader, who accused federal government forces and their allies of rape and looting. The comments attributed to Debretsion Gebremichael would be the first public statement from him since November 11,… Read More Ethiopia’s Tigray region former leader vows extended resistance

Ethiopian military kill forty-two people involved in deadly village massacre

Ethiopia’s military has killed 42 armed men who took part in a massacre in western Benishangul-Gumuz region, state-affiliated Fana TV reported on Thursday. Soldiers seized bows and arrows and other weapons from the men who were involved in Wednesday’s dawn attack, Fana said, citing regional officials. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday he had… Read More Ethiopian military kill forty-two people involved in deadly village massacre

Ethiopia launches manhunt for Tigray regional leaders

The Ethiopian government launched a manhunt on Sunday for leaders of a rebellious faction in the northern region of Tigray after announcing federal troops had taken over the regional capital Mekelle and military operations were complete. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said hospitals in Mekelle are running low on supplies such as… Read More Ethiopia launches manhunt for Tigray regional leaders

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed meets with African peace envoys over Tigray crisis

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government will protect civilians in the northern region of Tigray, he told African peace envoys on Friday, a day after he announced the military was beginning the “final phase” of an offensive there. But a statement issued after their meeting made no mention of talks with the Tigray People’s Liberation… Read More Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed meets with African peace envoys over Tigray crisis

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed gives Tigray forces 72-hour ultimatum to surrender

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle. “We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognising that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said in a Twitter message on Sunday evening. Tigrayan forces… Read More Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed gives Tigray forces 72-hour ultimatum to surrender

Ethiopian forces push towards Tigray capital as government rebuff calls for diplomatic mediation

The Ethiopian government said on Saturday its forces had seized another town in their advance on the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region, and rebuffed an African diplomatic push to mediate. More than two weeks into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s offensive, his government said Tigrayan forces were digging in and using bulldozers to plough up… Read More Ethiopian forces push towards Tigray capital as government rebuff calls for diplomatic mediation

Ethiopia carries out air strikes in Tigray as conflict rages

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned on Tuesday that a three-day deadline for rebel regional forces to surrender has expired, paving the way for a final push on Mekelle, the capital of the northern region of Tigray. Tigrayan forces fired rockets into the neighbouring nation of Eritrea this weekend, escalating a conflict in which hundreds… Read More Ethiopia carries out air strikes in Tigray as conflict rages

Mass killings reported as Ethiopian military claims victory over local forces in restive Tigray region

Ethiopia’s military has defeated local forces in the west of Tigray state, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, accusing his foes of atrocities during a week of fighting that threatens to destabilise the Horn of Africa. Rights group Amnesty International said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in… Read More Mass killings reported as Ethiopian military claims victory over local forces in restive Tigray region