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Ethiopia’s Oromo protest, demand freedom for jailed leaders

Ethiopia’s Oromo protest, demand freedom for jailed leaders Members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are protesting against the government and have called for the release of jailed opposition figures as they gathered for their annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 2:12 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Sudan orders envoy to Ethiopia home amid frayed ties

Sudan orders envoy to Ethiopia home amid frayed ties Sudan says it has ordered its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations after a government spokeswoman in Addis Ababa rejected a Sudanese initiative to mediate a cease-fire in the Tigray war and accused it of occupying Ethiopian territory By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 12:46 …

UN says its food aid runs out this week in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UN says its food aid runs out this week in Ethiopia’s Tigray The head of the United Nations World Food Program says the agency will “run out of food” in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region on Friday, while hundreds of thousands of people there face the world’s worst famine crisis in a decade ByThe Associated PressJuly …

‘Purely ethnic profiling’: New wave of Tigrayans detained

‘Purely ethnic profiling’: New wave of Tigrayans detained Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in a new wave of ethnic targeting by Ethiopian authorities over the eight-month conflict in the Tigray region ByThe Associated PressJuly 13, 2021, 6:09 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Tigray fighters in Ethiopia reject cease-fire as ‘sick joke’

Tigray fighters in Ethiopia reject cease-fire as ‘sick joke’ The spokesman for the fighters retaking parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region says they will pursue soldiers from neighboring Eritrea back into their country and chase Ethiopian soldiers to Addis Ababa ”if that’s what it takes” to weaken their military powers By CARA ANNA Associated PressJune 29, …

Sudan, Egypt renew calls for int’l role in Ethiopia dispute

Sudan, Egypt renew calls for int’l role in Ethiopia dispute Sudan and Egypt have renewed calls for the international community to help in resolving their decade-long dispute with Ethiopia over a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River ByThe Associated PressJune 9, 2021, 6:47 …

Ethiopians protest US sanctions over brutal Tigray war

Ethiopians protest US sanctions over brutal Tigray war Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the nation’s capital to protest outside pressure on the government over its brutal war in Tigray By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated PressMay 30, 2021, 11:39 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressEthiopians protest against international pressure on the …

Ethiopia says 22 regional officials killed by Tigray rebels

Ethiopia says 22 regional officials killed by Tigray rebels Ethiopia’s government said that rebels have killed 22 officials of the war-hit Tigray region’s interim administration By Associated PressMay 26, 2021, 7:22 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JOHANNESBURG — Rebels have killed 22 officials of the war-hit Tigray region’s interim administration, …

US hosts Ethiopian Orthodox Church head after Tigray warning

US hosts Ethiopian Orthodox Church head after Tigray warning The United States ambassador to Ethiopia has hosted the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after he warned of “genocide” in the Tigray region in his first public comments on the war By CARA ANNA Associated PressMay 10, 2021, 4:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp Sudanese authorities have deported around three dozen Ethiopian peacekeepers, working in the U.N. mission in Darfur, to a refugee camp ByThe Associated PressMay 9, 2021, 7:56 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 file photo, …

AP Explains: Why Ethiopia is suddenly on brink of civil war

AP Explains: Why Ethiopia is suddenly on brink of civil warEthiopia suddenly appears on the brink of civil warBy CARA ANNA Associated PressNovember 6, 2020, 8:23 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressEthiopian Orthodox Christians light candles and pray for peace during a church service at the Medhane Alem Cathedral …

Israel to ‘immediately’ bring over 2,000 Ethiopian Jews

Israel to ‘immediately’ bring over 2,000 Ethiopian JewsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his Ethiopian counterpart that his country has the intention to “immediately” bring over some 2,000 Ethiopian JewsBy ELIAS MESERET Associated PressOctober 10, 2020, 8:08 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article5:00NOTIFIED: Oct. 9, 2020Catch up on the developing …

Tight security, many arrests for Ethiopian Irreecha festival

Tight security, many arrests for Ethiopian Irreecha festivalEthiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo have celebrated the annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha amid tight security and a significantly smaller crowd due to political tensions and the COVID-19 pandemicBy ELIAS MESERET Associated PressOctober 3, 2020, 9:48 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …