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
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
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
Rebellious forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region fired rockets at the airport in Eritrea’s capital Asmara on Saturday evening, their leader said on Sunday, confirming earlier reports of a major escalation in a 12-day old conflict in Ethiopia. “Fighting is still continuing on several fronts” in Ethiopia, Debretsion Gebremichael said. Five regional diplomats said shortly after… Read More Tigray leader says region’s forces fired rockets at Eritrean capital
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
Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed a new head of Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday, as federal forces pressed a military offensive against leaders of the northern region whom the government accuses of treason and terrorism. The announcement came a day after parliament stripped Tigray president Debretsion Gebremichael – who was elected in… Read More Ehiopia’s parliament appoints new regional leader of Tigray amid raging conflict
Ethiopia’s parliament has stripped 39 members, including the Tigray regional president Debretsion Gebremichael, of immunity from prosecution, the state news agency reported on Thursday. Getachew Reda, a senior official of Debretion’s Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which is fighting federal forces, also lost immunity, the agency added.
Heavy fighting broke out in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said, after the prime minister launched military operations in response to what he said was an attack on federal troops. In September, Tigray held regional elections in defiance of the federal government, which called the vote “illegal”. The row has escalated in recent… Read More Heavy fighting reported as Ethiopia launches military operations in Tigray region