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Tigray crisis: How the Ethiopian army and TPLF clashed over an airport

With communications largely cut to the Tigray region, both sides in the conflict are trying to control the narrative.
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Rise and fall of Ethiopia’s TPLF – from rebels to rulers and back

Bloody offensive aims to eliminate Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which dominated for nearly 30 yearsIn the centre of Mekelle, the highland capital of Tigray, is a complex of memorials and museums. Under the hot sun, old armoured vehicles, jets and helicopters rust quietly. On the city’s wide avenues, statues commemorate the “martyrs” and the victories of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a small band of insurgents who became a guerrilla army, launched a successful rebellion and ev...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, TPLF, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Mekelle, Tigray People 's Liberation Front, Tigray People 's Liberation Front TPLF


Ethiopian PM rebuffs mediation attempts as Tigray deadline nears

Abiy Ahmed faces growing calls to end conflict that threatens to destabilise eastern AfricaAbiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has forcefully rejected efforts by international powers to bring hostilities in the north of the country to an end.Abiy’s statement on Wednesday came hours before a deadline for the surrender of the leadership of the restive region of Tigray expires, after which federal troops have been ordered to attack its capital, Mekelle. Continue reading...
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Abiy Ahmed 'rejects international interference'

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says it is an internal matter amid growing international concern.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN warns of war crimes as deadline looms

The UN condemns "aggressive rhetoric" that could risk lives in the conflict-torn Tigray region.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Fears of ethnic profiling stalk conflict

Some ethnic Tigrayans complain of harassment and discrimination - an allegation the government denies.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN warns of war crimes as deadline looms

The UN condemns "aggressive rhetoric" that could risk lives in the conflict-torn Tigray region.
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Ethiopia: Tigray people 'ready to die' as leader rejects call to surrender

PM Abiy Ahmed had set 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrender or face offensive on MekelleThe leader of Ethiopia’s dissident Tigray region has said his people are “ready to die” defending their homeland, rejecting the prime minister’s Sunday night ultimatum that they surrender within 72 hours.Abiy Ahmed launched a military campaign against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on 4 November, accusing it of attacking two federal military camps in the northern region, and of defyin...
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As Ethiopia’s army declares daily victories, its people are being plunged into violence

Abiy Ahmed’s war against Tigrayan rebels endangers a fragile union whose collapse would destabilise the Horn of AfricaEthiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has promised military victory in Tigray. He says he will capture the capital, Mekelle, and the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which he calls a criminal junta. If he succeeds, it will be a pyrrhic victory – prospects for peace, democracy and protection from famine in Ethiopia will be set back a generation.There are a...
Tags: Africa, World news, Global development, Ethiopia, Eritrea, TPLF, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Conflict and arms, Mekelle, Tigray People 's Liberation Front TPLF


Ethiopia: Tigray leader rejects surrender ultimatum, says people are 'ready to die'

Ethiopian PM Abiy set 72-hour deadline on Sunday for Tigrayan forces to surrender or face a military offensive on capital, MekelleThe leader of Ethiopia’s dissident Tigray region has said his people are “ready to die” defending their homeland, rejecting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum that they surrender within 72 hours.Abiy launched a military campaign against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on 4 November, accusing it of attacking two federal military camps in the northern reg...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Tigray People 's Liberation Front TPLF


Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Debretsion Gebremichael vows to fight on

Debretsion Gebremichael says people are "ready to die" to defend the region despite calls to surrender.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN urges protection of civilians

People in the region's capital are told to "save themselves" as the army advances on the city.
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Ethiopian PM issues 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrender

After weeks of deadly conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan forces a 72-hour deadline to surrender.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: PM gives Tigray forces 72 hours to surrender

People in the region's capital are told to "save themselves" as the army advances on the city.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Ethiopia troops to 'encircle and shell' Tigray city

People in the region's capital should "save themselves", the army warns as it advances on the city.
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Analysis: why ‘final’ offensive may not end Ethiopian conflict

PM Abiy Ahmed has implied operation will soon be over, but many leaders have found their planned short wars will not end quicklyWithin days, the conflict in the north-western Ethiopian region of Tigray may reach a bloody climax.The fighting between federal forces and those loyal to the ruling party of the unsettled province has been chaotic and bitter. Hundreds have been killed – both combatants and civilians – and many thousands forced to flee their homes. Regional and international powers have...
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Tigray: why 'final' offensive may not end Ethiopian conflict

PM Abiy Ahmed has implied operation will soon be over, but many leaders have found their planned short wars will not end quicklyWithin days, the conflict in the north-western Ethiopian region of Tigray may reach a bloody climax.The fighting between federal forces and those loyal to the ruling party of the restive province has been chaotic and bitter. Hundreds have been killed – both combatants and civilians - and many thousands forced to flee their homes. Regional and international powers have l...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed


Ethiopian military warns Mekelle civilians ahead of assault on city

‘No mercy’ ultimatum stokes international concerns as conflict enters third weekEthiopian military officials have warned civilians in Mekelle, the capital of the restive Tigray region, to “free themselves” from rebel leaders or be offered “no mercy” in a coming assault on the city.The Ethiopian military said tanks would be deployed to encircle Mekelle, the highland capital of the northern Tigray region, and that it may also use artillery on the city, state media reported on Sunday. Continue read...
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejects talks

"We don't negotiate with criminals," a senior aide to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tells the BBC.
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If Ethiopia descends into chaos, it could take the Horn of Africa with it

As conflicts rapidly unfold in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, the US, UK and European states are being sidelinedThe Ethiopian army’s assault on Tigray province marks a serious backwards step by the country’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who has been feted internationally as a moderniser and Nobel peace prize winner. Abiy calls it a “law enforcement operation” – but he risks being blamed for an expanding refugee emergency and a burgeoning region-wide crisis.An even bigger fear is the break-up...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Horn of Africa, US UK, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Ethiopia Sudan Somalia


These refugees fled a massacre in Ethiopia's Tigray region. They join tens of thousands making the journey to Sudan

Thousands have made the journey from the Tigray region in Ethiopia to neighboring Sudan where they have been met with a shortage of food, beds and shelter. The UN described Tigray as a humanitarian crisis which will only escalate in the coming weeks.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Debretsion Gebremichael, the man at the heart of the conflict

War veteran and ex-minister Debretsion Gebremichael now leads the struggle against the government.
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UN report deepens fears that Ethiopia Tigray conflict could be long and brutal

Confidential papers warn that, despite talk of success, army faces heavy resistance and regional stability is at riskEthiopian national forces are meeting heavy resistance and face a protracted “war of attrition” in the northern region of Tigray, a confidential United Nations assessment reveals.Though officials in Addis Ababa, the capital, have repeatedly claimed that key towns have been secured, paramilitaries and militia deployed by the army are still struggling to clear and secure territory. ...
Tags: Africa, World news, United Nations, Refugees, Ethiopia, Un, Addis Ababa, Tigray, Mekelle, Ethiopia Tigray


Tigray crisis: Three consequences of the crisis in Ethiopia

Three consequences of the ongoing crisis in Tigray.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress

Aid agencies say they are unable to reach civilians affected by fierce fighting in the Tigray region.
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Ethiopia crisis: Aid agencies call for immediate ceasefire in Tigray

Aid agencies say they are unable to reach civilians affected by fierce fighting in the Tigray region.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Fact-checking misleading images

Manipulated and false images with no relation to the crisis in Ethiopia are being shared online.
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Several injured in airstrikes on Tigray capital, humanitarian source says

Several people have been injured during airstrikes in Ethiopia's Tigray region, according to a humanitarian source with knowledge of the situation who spoke anonymously to CNN.
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WHO boss Dr Tedros denies supporting Tigray leaders

Ethiopia's army chief had accused Dr Tedros of helping source weapons for the conflict.
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The Guardian view on war in Ethiopia: time is short | Editorial

Hundreds have already died. The dangers are multiplying for the country and the regionOn Tuesday, two weeks after launching military action, the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, announced a “final and conclusive” push against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Few expect it to be so easy. The TPLF, which dominated Ethiopian politics for years but has been sidelined since Mr Abiy rose to power, has a long history of guerrilla warfare and heavily armed forces.While each side blames the oth...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Sudan, North West, TPLF, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Tigray People 's Liberation Front Few



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