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Ethiopia’s warring parties sign deal for truce implementation

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya The Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces have now signed an agreement detailing the roadmap for implementation of a peace deal. The agreement signed on Saturday is to facilitated the truce agreed to during negotiations in South Africa this month. Representatives from the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been meeting in Nairobi since Monday… Read More
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Ethiopia: Tigray conflict factions agree to ceasefire

– – Factions in the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have agreed to ceasefire, according to mediators. On Wednesday in the South African capital Pretoria, the agreement was signed which is expected to allow humanitarian supplies to Tigray to be restored. African Union mediator Olusegun Obasanjo, who welcomed delegates from the government and the Tigray forces to the… Read More
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Ethiopia: New date set for Tigray peace talks in South Africa

– – Ethiopian government officials have said that a new date has been set by the African Union (AU) for the start of peace talks to resolve the Tigray conflict. The talks will now take place on Monday October 24 in South Africa, according to the Ethiopian government. Redwan Hussein, the Ethiopian prime minister’s national security adviser, confirmed that the… Read More
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Ethiopia: Federal government forces take control of key towns in Tigray

– – The Ethiopian federal government has taken control of three towns in Tigray, north of the country, it said in a statement on Tuesday. “The ENDF has taken control of towns of Shire, Alamata and Korem without fighting in Urban areas,” the statement said. According to the government taking back these towns and other key structures would help accelerate… Read More
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Ethiopia: AU condemned over delayed Tigrayan peace talks

– – Some political parties in the rebel-held Tigray region of Ethiopia have condemned the African Union mediation efforts aimed at ending the conflict in the region. Last weekend the African Union was expected to mediate talks in South Africa. This time, the AU special envoy and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, with the support of former Kenyan President Uhuru… Read More
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Ethiopia: Reports of ethnic cleansing in western Tigray zone

– – Amhara regional security forces and civilian authorities in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray Zone are alleged to have committed widespread abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020. In a report released on Wednesday, two human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the abuses amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Ethiopian authorities have severely restricted access and… Read More
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Ethiopia: Over 100 former peacekeepers seek refuge in Sudan

– – More than 100 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia have sought international protection to apply for asylum in Sudan. The Ethiopian peacekeepers originally from the conflict hit Tigray region have refused to return to Ethiopia out of fear of persecution. They had been part of the recently closed UN mission in Darfur. The UN says instead of returning home when their mission… Read More
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Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray Deepens as Fighting Continues

The situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is worsening as fighting between Tigray’s People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and government troops continues, with no end in sight. Aid agencies on the ground say thousands of people have been killed in the fighting, and many more have been displaced. The International Red Cross is warning that international aid must be scaled up urgently… Read More
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Ethiopia: Army kills former foreign minister in Tigray battle

– – The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) on Wednesday afternoon announced the death of former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin during a battle in the country’s Tigray region. He served as foreign minister from 1991 to 2010. Seyoum was killed alongside Asmelash Woldeselassie, former Ethiopian parliament chief whip and Abay Tsehaye, Ethiopia’s former minister of federal affairs, during a battle… Read More
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WHO chief has “personal pain” over conflict in Ethiopia

– – The director general of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu who is an Ethiopian by nationality has spoken of his pain over the conflict in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. Tedros has been at the helm of affairs helping to fight the global Coronavirus pandemic but he said 2020 has been difficult for him as well… Read More