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UN hastens aid to 20,000 refugees cut off in Ethiopia
The UN said Friday it was rushing aid to more than 20,000 Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees fleeing clashes in northwestern Ethiopia, where refugee camps have been looted and torched.
Nearly 40% of Tigrayans face 'extreme lack of food': UN
Nearly 40 percent of people in Ethiopia's Tigray are suffering "an extreme lack of food" in the face of an extended de-facto blockade of the war-hit region, a UN agency said Friday.
Ethiopia military says planning to 'eliminate' Tigrayan forces
Ethiopia's military is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" rebellious forces, a top military official said late on Friday amid diplomatic efforts to end conflict in the country's north.
UN rights office decries Ethiopia airstrikes, says 108 killed this month
The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of airstrikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying at least 108 civilians had been killed since the start of January.
Ethiopia says U.N. rights body 'hijacked' for 'political pressure'
Ethiopia on Friday slammed a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council focused on violations in the country, saying multilateralism had been "hijacked by a neocolonialist mentality".
Ethiopia hails return of looted artefacts
Ethiopia on Saturday hailed the return of precious artefacts looted by British soldiers more than 150 years ago, after a long campaign for their restitution.
UN: Risk of Ethiopia descending into civil war ‘only too real’
UN political chief Rosemary DiCarlo has said the risk of Ethiopia “descending into widening civil war is only too real”, adding that the political repercussions of “intensifying violence in the wider region would be immense, compounding the many crises besetting the Horn of Africa”.
At rally to back military's campaign, Ethiopians denounce U.S.
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians rallied in Addis Ababa on Sunday in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government as federal troops fight rebellious forces who are threatening to march on the city.
Ethiopia PM urges 'sacrifices' to save country
Ethiopia must be ready to make "sacrifices" to "salvage" the country, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday, as fighting in the north intensifies between government forces and Tigrayan rebels who threaten to advance on the capital.
Tigray, other groups form alliance against Ethiopian leader
Ethiopia’s Tigray forces are joining with other armed and opposition groups in an alliance against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to seek a political transition after a year of devastating war, organizers say.
Ethiopia’s war marked by ‘extreme brutality’ from all sides: UN
A UN joint investigation into alleged atrocities in Ethiopia found all sides committed grave abuses that may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes in the yearlong war in the Tigray region.
UK urged to return sacred treasures hidden away for 150 years to Ethiopia
They are hidden religious treasures that have been in the British Museum’s stores for more than 150 years, never on public display – with members of the public strictly forbidden from seeing them.
Catastrophe ‘unfolding before our eyes’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: UN chief
A military confrontation that started 10 months ago in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is spreading, with serious political, economic and humanitarian implications for the country and the broader region, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned the Security Council on Thursday.
Amnesty reports ‘worst’ sexual violence ‘with impunity’ in Tigray
Dozens of women have described shocking sexual assaults by Ethiopian soldiers and allied forces in the country’s Tigray conflict, says an Amnesty International report published Wednesday, and its researcher calls it striking how the perpetrators appeared to act without fear of punishment from their commanders.
Ethiopia conflict set to escalate after Tigray rebels refuse to withdraw
Ethiopia’s spreading conflict has escalated after the government warned that it could deploy its “entire defensive capability” against the restive Tigray region after advances by rebels into neighbouring regions.

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