Tigray conflict risks engulfing Horn of Africa: UN
The UN human rights chief said Monday that gross violations were being perpetrated by all sides in Tigray, and warned that the conflict risked spreading throughout the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia PM urges civilians to join armed forces as war rages
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed issued a call Tuesday for all eligible civilians to join the armed forces as fighting raged in multiple regions of Africa's second-most populous nation.
Ethiopia's Tigray war spills into neighbouring regions
Rebels in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray have carried out operations against pro-government troops in neighbouring Afar region, a spokesman said Sunday, opening a new front in the widening eight-month conflict. The "very limited action" targeted special forces and militia fighters from Oromia region, Ethiopia's largest, who were massing along the Tigray-Afar border, the rebel spokesman, Getachew…
Ethiopia PM vows to repel 'enemies' after Tigray rebel assault
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday vowed to repel attacks by Ethiopia's "enemies" after rebels in Tigray launched a fresh offensive to regain territory in the war-torn region.
Buhari congratulates Ethiopia’s leader Abiy Ahmed on election victory
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, over the victory won by his party in the just-concluded parliamentary elections, returning him to office
Abiy's party wins landslide in Ethiopia vote
Ethiopia's ruling party has secured an overwhelming majority in a landmark parliamentary poll, the electoral board said Saturday, ensuring a new five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The June 21 election marked the first time Abiy faced voters since being appointed prime minister in 2018 following several years of anti-government protests. Abiy, winner of…
Ethiopia's Abiy boasts of military might despite rebel gains
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared Monday his government could easily recruit one million new fighters but wants to foster a period of "silence" in the country's war-hit Tigray region.
Biden urges ceasefire in Ethiopia's Tigray, says rights abuses 'must end'
US President Joe Biden condemned the six-month conflict in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region Wednesday, calling for a ceasefire and declaring that human rights abuses "must end."
Ethiopia PM says Eritrea to withdraw troops from Tigray
Eritrea will pull its troops out of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Friday, a potential breakthrough in a drawn-out conflict that has seen atrocities carried out against civilians.
'We don't want war' with Sudan: Ethiopian PM Abiy
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Tuesday his country did not want war with Sudan, as tensions over a contested region along their border spark fears of broader conflict.