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

At least thirty-four dead as gunmen attack bus in western Ethiopia

Gunmen in western Ethiopia killed at least 34 people in an attack on a bus on Saturday night, the national human rights body said on Sunday, as fears grow of a security vacuum in the country amid a military campaign in the north. The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was… Read More At least thirty-four dead as gunmen attack bus in western Ethiopia

Tigray leader says region’s forces fired rockets at Eritrean capital

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

At least three rockets fired at Eritrean capital from Ethiopia

At least three rockets were fired at Eritrea’s capital from Ethiopia on Saturday night, five regional diplomats said, a major escalation of an 11-day conflict pitting Ethiopian federal troops against local forces in the northern Tigray region. At least two of the rockets hit Asmara airport, three diplomats said. With most communications down in Tigray… Read More At least three rockets fired at Eritrean capital from Ethiopia