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Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people

Reuters
ADDIS ABABA, Jan 8 (Reuters) – An air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu......

Ethiopia civil war: Tigray hospital running out of food for starving children

BBC
The BBC is unable to independently verify the details in the doctors’ report as much of Tigray has been under a communications blackout since November 2020 when the conflict broke out between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which is in control of much of the region, and the federal......

U.S. cuts off Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea from Africa duty-free trade program

Reuters
Tadele Abate, 37, weaves a fabric at the Sammy Ethiopia hand made garments, hand-woven textiles and basketry factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – The United States on Saturday blocked Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from access to a duty-free trade program, following......

Blinken calls for speedy negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation

Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks during a meeting with Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NAIROBI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony......

United Nations calls for immediate end to fighting in Ethiopia

Reuters
BOGOTA, Nov 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to fighting in Ethiopia while in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Wednesday, urging Ethiopian leaders to follow the Andean country’s example of peace. Guterres, who was visiting Colombia to mark the five-year anniversary of the peace......

Military moves in Ethiopia risk undermining progress toward peace talks -U.S. envoy

Reuters
U.N. Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman speaks during a news conference in Colombo March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa said on Tuesday that “nascent progress” toward......

Live Updates: In Africa, Blinken Calls for Halt to Ethiopia Conflict

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ImageSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken meeting on Wednesday in Nairobi with Kenya’s foreign secretary, Raychelle Omamo.Credit…Pool photo by Andrew Harnik Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken called on Wednesday for a halt to the violence in Ethiopia,......

Blinken Heads to Africa as U.S. Tries to Avert Ethiopia Disaster

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is scheduled to depart on Monday for a five-day swing to Africa, where he will lend support for democratic principles and seek to advance diplomacy aimed at preventing Ethiopia from descending into a catastrophic civil war. Mr. Blinken plans to begin his......

Boeing agrees deal with families of Ethiopia crash victims

BBC
“This is a significant milestone for the families in their pursuit of justice against Boeing, as it will ensure they are all treated equitably and eligible to recover full damages under Illinois law, while creating a pathway for them to proceed to a final resolution, whether through settlements or trial,”......

Ethiopia Seizes Dozens of U.N. Workers as Civil War Spreads and Famine Looms

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Ethiopian authorities have detained 16 United Nations staff members and dozens of drivers who were supposed to ferry food aid into the rebel-held Tigray region, the U.N. said, injecting new tension into the organization’s troubled relations with......

Federal Judge Rebuffs Trump, EU Border Crisis, “Concerning” Detentions In Ethiopia : Up First

NPR
NPR A federal judge rejects former President Donald Trump’s request to keep White House documents away from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Poland deploys troops and accuses Belarus of orchestrating a crisis at E.U. border crossings. And as the conflict in Ethiopia escalates, the U.S. calls the......

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