U.S. envoy meets with Ethiopian deputy PM in bid to revive ceasefire talks

A U.S. special envoy met Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister on Thursday in a bid to revive ceasefire talks, as the government gave permission for 369 aid trucks to enter famine-hit Tigray, where fighting began a year ago. Jeffrey Feltman and Olusegun Obasanjo, the African Union’s High Representative for the Horn of Africa, arrived in Ethiopia… Read More U.S. envoy meets with Ethiopian deputy PM in bid to revive ceasefire talks

U.S. imposes sanctions on Eritrean military, individuals over conflict in Ethiopia

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the Eritrean military and other Eritrea-based individuals and entities, as Washington warned it was prepared to take action against other parties to the conflict in Ethiopia as it steps up pressure to try to bring an end to fighting. The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted Eritrea’s military, its… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Eritrean military, individuals over conflict in Ethiopia

U.S. orders non-emergency employees to leave Ethiopia as local conflict intensifies

The United States has ordered non-emergency government employees in Ethiopia to leave due to an armed conflict, civil unrest and ethnic violence, its embassy in Addis Ababa said on Saturday. “Incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence are occurring without warning. The situation may escalate further and may cause supply chain shortages, communications blackouts, and… Read More U.S. orders non-emergency employees to leave Ethiopia as local conflict intensifies

U.S. to remove Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from duty-free access agreement

The United States plans to remove Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from the agreement that gives them duty-free access to the United States, President Joe Biden said in a letter to Congress, citing human rights violations. The move comes amid ongoing conflict and famine in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray and after coups d’etat in Guinea… Read More U.S. to remove Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from duty-free access agreement

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