First UN aid convoy enters Ethiopia’s Tigray region since ceasefire deal

Fifteen trucks carrying food aid entered Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Wednesday, the United Nations’s food agency said, as humanitarian groups gain access for the first time since a ceasefire agreement was signed two weeks ago. The convoy entered Tigray through the neighbouring region of Amhara using a route that had not been viable since mid-2021,… Read More First UN aid convoy enters Ethiopia’s Tigray region since ceasefire deal

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed vows honest implementation of Tigray ceasefire deal

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed on Tuesday “to implement honestly” a ceasefire agreement between his government and forces in Tigray, which he said was necessary to ensure peace proved sustainable. The truce signed on November 2 agreed to end two years of war that has devastated the Tigray region, killing thousands, displacing millions and… Read More Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed vows honest implementation of Tigray ceasefire deal

Ethiopia government, Tigray forces establish hotline following peace deal

Ethiopia’s government and Tigray forces have established a telephone hotline following a truce struck last week, the African Union’s chief mediator Olusegun Obasanjo said on Monday. The Ethiopian government and regional forces from Tigray agreed on Wednesday to cease hostilities, a dramatic diplomatic breakthrough two years into a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions… Read More Ethiopia government, Tigray forces establish hotline following peace deal

Ethiopia government, Tigray forces sign peace deal

The Ethiopian government and regional forces from Tigray agreed on Wednesday to cease hostilities, a dramatic diplomatic breakthrough two years into a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions and left hundreds of thousands facing famine. Just over a week after formal peace talks mediated by the African Union (AU) began in the South African… Read More Ethiopia government, Tigray forces sign peace deal

Ethiopia begins peace talks on Tigray conflict in South Africa

The first formal peace talks aimed at ending two years of war between the Ethiopian army and forces from the country’s northern region of Tigray started in South Africa on Tuesday and will end on Sunday, the South African government said. At stake is an opportunity to end a conflict that has killed thousands, displaced… Read More Ethiopia begins peace talks on Tigray conflict in South Africa

Ethiopian government, Tigray forces to meet for peace talks

An Ethiopian government delegation and rival Tigray forces were due to meet in South Africa for the first formal peace talks since war broke out two years ago. The talks will take place as Ethiopian forces and their allies make significant battlefield gains in the northern Tigray region, where they have captured several large towns… Read More Ethiopian government, Tigray forces to meet for peace talks

Ethiopian government accepts African Union peace talks invitation

Ethiopia’s government has accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict with rival Tigray forces, the prime minister’s national security adviser said on Wednesday. Tigray forces have has yet to respond to the invitation for talks this weekend in South Africa, which would be the… Read More Ethiopian government accepts African Union peace talks invitation

Driver injured as debris from drone strike hits UN WFP truck in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Debris from a drone strike in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region hit a World Food Programme truck carrying humanitarian aid and injured the driver, a WFP spokesperson said on Monday. WFP, a United Nations agency, helps coordinate humanitarian assistance to Tigray, where a nearly two-year conflict has killed thousands of people and left millions in need… Read More Driver injured as debris from drone strike hits UN WFP truck in Ethiopia’s Tigray region