Tigray’s former leaders return to region as Ethiopian government declares ceasefire

The former rulers of Ethiopia’s Tigray region said on Monday they were back in control of the regional capital Mekelle after nearly eight months of fighting, and the government which ousted them declared a unilateral ceasefire with immediate effect. Residents in downtown Mekelle reported seeing rebel troops in the city for the first time since… Read More Tigray’s former leaders return to region as Ethiopian government declares ceasefire

Unknown assailants kill three MSF employees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Three employees working for the Spanish branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were killed by unknown assailants in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the medical charity said on Friday. MSF-Spain lost contact with a vehicle carrying the team on Thursday afternoon, it said in a statement. “This morning the vehicle was found empty and a few metres… Read More Unknown assailants kill three MSF employees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Dozens dead as airstrike hits town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

An air strike killed at least 43 people in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Tuesday, a medical official said, after residents said new fighting had flared in recent days north of the regional capital Mekelle. Ethiopian military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane did not confirm or deny the incident. He said air… Read More Dozens dead as airstrike hits town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

U.S. imposes restrictions on assistance to Ethiopia over Tigray crisis

The U.S. government said it was imposing wide-ranging restrictions on economic and security assistance to Ethiopia over the atrocities in Tigray, as well as barring current or former Ethiopian or Eritrean government officials it deems responsible for the crisis. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Sunday the new actions by the… Read More U.S. imposes restrictions on assistance to Ethiopia over Tigray crisis

Ethiopia postpones parliamentary elections scheduled for June 5

Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections due on June 5, the country’s electoral body said on Saturday, adding it did not foresee a delay of more than three weeks. The Horn of Africa country was originally scheduled to hold the vote in August 2020 but it was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, there… Read More Ethiopia postpones parliamentary elections scheduled for June 5

Gunmen kill at least twenty people in attack in western Ethiopia

Gunmen killed at least 20 people last week in western Ethiopia, a regional government official said on Thursday, in what he and two residents described as an attack on civilians from the Amhara ethnic group. The incident occurred in the district of Limmu Kosa, in the Jimma zone of the Oromiya region. At least 20… Read More Gunmen kill at least twenty people in attack in western Ethiopia

UN human rights chief requests for access to investigate war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Ethiopia on Thursday to grant U.N. monitors access to the Tigray region to investigate reports of continuing killings and sexual violence that may amount to war crimes. In a statement, she said that multiple parties to the conflict had been identified as possible perpetrators, including the… Read More UN human rights chief requests for access to investigate war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region