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Ethiopia: more than 200 Amhara people killed in attack blamed on rebels

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Witnesses in Ethiopia said on Sunday that more than 200 ethnic Amhara have been killed in an attack in the country’s Oromia region and are blaming a rebel group, which denies it. It is one of the deadliest such attack...

Ethiopia: Tigray rebels agree ‘cessation of hostilities’ after government truce

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Tigrayan rebels have agreed to a “cessation of hostilities”, marking a turning point in the nearly 17-month war in northern Ethiopia after the government’s announcement of an indefinite humanitarian truce a day earlie...

Video of armed men burning man alive in western Ethiopia sparks outrage

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A video posted on social media showing armed men burning a man to death in western Ethiopia has drawn condemnation and renewed fear over increasing horrific incidents of ethnic violence. Eleven people, including nine ...

Ethiopia says it will act after video shows uniformed men burning civilians alive

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Ethiopia’s government said on Saturday it would act against the perpetrators after a video appeared on social media showing armed men, some in military uniforms, burning civilians to death in the west of the country. ...

Ethiopia accused of ‘serious’ human rights abuses in Tigray in landmark case

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Ethiopia has committed a wide range of human rights violations in its war against Tigrayan rebel forces, including mass killings, sexual violence and military targeting of civilians, according to a landmark legal comp...

Ethiopia: Tigray on brink of humanitarian disaster, UN says

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The Tigray region of northern Ethiopia stands on the edge of a humanitarian disaster, the UN has said, as fighting escalates and stocks of essential food for malnourished children run out. The World Food Programme (WF...

Ethiopia: 19 people killed in latest drone strikes in Tigray

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Nineteen people have been killed in drone strikes in Ethiopia’s Tigray, in the latest reported attacks in the war-stricken region. In the deadliest strike on Monday in the southern Tigray town of Mai Tsebri, 17 people...

Ethiopia: 56 people killed in airstrike at camp for internally displaced

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An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray has killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 in a camp for the internally displaced, two aid workers have said. Both aid workers, who asked not to be named, said th...

Ethiopia lifts five-month suspension of Norwegian Refugee Council’s aid work

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Ethiopia has lifted a five-month suspension of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s aid work after it cleared the organisation of allegations of spreading “misinformation”. The government ordered the NRC, along with Médeci...

Tigray conflict: Ethiopia detains 16 UN workers and accuses them of ‘terror act’

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At least 16 United Nations local employees have been detained in Ethiopia’s capital, the UN said, and a government spokesperson asserted they were held for their “participation in terror” under a state of emergency as...

The Guardian view on Ethiopia: sliding deeper into disaster

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That wars are easy to begin and hard to end is a commonplace, but one which ambitious leaders still forget. Within weeks of launching his assault on the region of Tigray last November – saying its authorities had atta...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan rebels gain ground

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Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa. The declaration came as Joe Biden accuse...

Ethiopia: Tigrayan forces ‘seize strategic town in Amhara region’

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Tigrayan forces said on Saturday that they had seized the strategic town of Dessie in Ethiopia’s Amhara region where tens of thousands of people have sought refuge from an escalation in the conflict. Fighters with the...

Ethiopia airstrikes target Tigray rebels as aerial campaign continues

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Ethiopia has carried out two airstrikes in Tigray as the government intensifies a nearly week-old campaign of aerial bombardment against the rebellious forces who control most of the region. One strike hit the western...

UK announces extra £29m of humanitarian aid for Ethiopia

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The UK has announced an extra £29m of humanitarian aid to people affected by the deepening conflict in northern Ethiopia, as the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, reviews what kind of further pressure can be placed on the...

Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid

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The Ethiopian government has told seven senior UN officials to leave the country, accusing them of “meddling in internal affairs”. A statement from the foreign ministry said the officials – who include staff from the ...

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