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

Heavy fighting reported as Ethiopia launches military operations in Tigray region

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

Ethiopia’s upper house rules against Tigray parliamentary elections, journalists barred from travelling to region

At least 12 people, including four journalists and a senior think tank analyst, were barred on Monday from flying to Tigray, four of the passengers said, after Ethiopian security officials said the region’s elections later this week were illegal. Ethiopia’s upper house said on Saturday plans by the Tigray region to hold an election on… Read More Ethiopia’s upper house rules against Tigray parliamentary elections, journalists barred from travelling to region