Ethiopia
As US sanctions loom over Ethiopia, who is the real target?

An executive order by Joe Biden makes way for sanctions on all main parties fighting in northern Ethiopia. However, diplomatic positions taken by the US make it evident that the primary target is the Ethiopian federal government, and not the TPLF which has been accused of multiple massacres and human rights violations

North Ethiopia civil war Humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia set to worsen dramatically, warns OCHA 

While the head of USAID’s Ethiopia mission has accused the Tigray People’s Liberation Front of looting aid warehouses, the US government continues to blame the Ethiopian federal government for blocking supply

As TPLF’s offensive continues, Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia face increased threats

On July 29, hundreds protested outside the UNHCR office in Ethiopia’s capital, demanding safe relocation of the 24,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray’s two remaining camps in Mai Tsebri town which fell to the TPLF’s offensive in mid-July

Tigray conflict Ethiopia Famine looms over northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war re-escalates

With seasonal rains on the horizon, the one chance to avert a full blown famine in Tigray and parts of neighboring Amhara and Afar, already reeling under a severe food shortage, may be lost if the fighting does not cease

With historic win in elections, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed consolidates power

Despite the numerous shortcomings, the participation of 46 political parties in an election with a voter registration of 78% and voter turnout of above 90%, was a major milestone in Ethiopia’s democratization

Ethiopia’s election hints at new possibilities, throws up fresh challenges

The recent elections in Ethiopia are a major test for prime minister Abiy Ahmed and his agenda of building a larger national identity even as he has faced severe criticism after the civil war in Tigray

Eritrea acknowledges presence of troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray State, commits to withdrawal

This is the first official acknowledgement by Eritrea of the presence of its troops in Tigray where they have been accused of committing human rights violations

UN official warns of increasing violence, famine in Tigray region in Ethiopia

The UN Security Council discussed the crisis in the Tigray region amid increasing reports of atrocities. UN officials Michelle Bachelet and Mark Lowcock also called for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the region

Besieged population in Ethiopia’s Tigray region faces starvation, rights violations

“Living in crowded camps, children and families urgently need food, shelter and clean water…Immunizations have ground to a halt, health and water facilities have been damaged or destroyed, and essential supplies looted,” says UNICEF

sudan-ethiopia border conflict Sudan-Ethiopia border conflict escalates

Following claims made by the Sudanese army of recapturing the contested Al-Fashaga region at the border with Ethiopia, the Ethiopian foreign ministry has warned of a “counter-offensive”

Ethiopians who fled from the Tigray region to Al Qadarif State, Sudan. Sudan and Ethiopia fail to reach an agreement on border demarcation

The meeting between the authorities of the two countries to demarcate the land border came a week after the attack on a Sudanese army patrol by Ethiopian forces on December 15. The failure of talks may lead to more clashes

Ethiopian federal forces capture Tigray region’s capital Mekelle; rebel forces vow to fight back

The Red Cross warns that the hospital treating the injured is “running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers, and even gloves.”

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