Tigray
While pressure mounts on Ethiopian govt. to declare ceasefire, TPLF continues attacks in north

While the airstrikes by the federal government on targets in Tigray made headlines, the advance of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front in the neighboring States of Amhara and Afar is largely ignored, despite the fact that the lives of hundreds of survivors of its atrocities are at stake

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

Warrior Met Coal strike completes 4 months amid repression in the US and other stories

Today we look at the 4 month long strike by Warrior Met Coal workers in the US, the fatal shooting of a Palestinian child by Israeli forces in the Occupied West Bank, and more

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

As UN discusses dam on the Nile, Ethiopia regrets bypassing of regional forums

The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has taken a fresh turn with the UN Security Council taking up the issue on the urging of Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia termed this step a dangerous precedent as it took the negotiation process away from the African Union

Protests intensify in Swaziland as people demand an end to monarchy and other stories

Today we look at the pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the ceasefire announced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, demolitions in Occupied Jerusalem’s Silwan area, and more

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

No polls in war-hit Tigray as Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections & other stories

Today’s episode looks at parliamentary elections in Ethiopia, protests in Palestine and cuts to unemployment benefits in the US

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

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

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