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First food aid for 100 days enters Tigray under ‘humanitarian truce’

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A convoy of aid trucks has arrived in Tigray, the first emergency food supplies to reach the besieged region of northern Ethiopia by road for more than 100 days. Two weeks after Abiy Ahmed’s government declared an imm...

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...

Ethiopian government declares Tigray truce to let aid in

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Ethiopia’s government has declared an immediate truce with rebellious Tigrayan forces to allow aid into the war-ravaged northern province. A spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces did not respond to a request for commen...

‘Nowhere on earth are people more at risk than Tigray,’ says WHO chief

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the world not to forget the humanitarian crisis in Tigray, saying that even amid the war in Ukraine there is “nowhere on Earth” where people are more at risk t...

Warning over fuel and food stocks as ‘hellish’ Tigray reels from airstrikes

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Humanitarian organisations in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia are running perilously low on food and fuel stocks as an intensified wave of airstrikes further hampers a threadbare aid effort already stymied by l...

Torture, detentions and killings rife in western Tigray, report claims

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Government-aligned forces in western Tigray have systematically detained thousands of ethnic Tigrayan people, while torturing and killing many in a campaign of violence, according to a report by two major rights group...

Tigray rebels retake Ethiopian heritage town of Lalibela

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Tigray rebels have recaptured the north Ethiopian town of Lalibela, home to a Unesco world heritage site, 11 days after Ethiopian forces said they had retaken control, local residents have said. It marks another twist...

State-affiliated TV purports to show Ethiopian PM on the battlefront against Tigray rebels – video

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Footage purporting to show Abiy Ahmed on the battlefront of the country’s year-long war against Tigray forces has been broadcast, four days after he announced he would direct the army from there. Wearing military unif...

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...

Ethiopia-Turkey pact fuels speculation about drone use in Tigray war

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Ethiopia’s government has forged an alliance with Turkey, amid reports that it wants to deploy armed Turkish drones in its bitter war against forces from the region of Tigray. Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, si...

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...

Ethiopia conflict set to escalate after Tigray rebels refuse to withdraw

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Ethiopia’s spreading conflict has escalated after the government warned that it could deploy its “entire defensive capability” against the restive Tigray region after advances by rebels into neighbouring regions. Afte...

Tigray: thousands flee in neighbouring region as conflict spreads

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Attacks by Tigrayan forces in the Afar region of Ethiopia have forced more than 54,000 people from their homes, an official has said, as the eight-month conflict appeared to be spreading. Tigrayan fighters seized cont...

Tigray forces mobilise against militias from neighbouring province

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Insurgent forces in Tigray are mobilising for new conflict against militia from a neighbouring province in Ethiopia, with thousands of new volunteers joining their ranks after federal forces withdrew following more th...

Over 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray now in famine, UN warns

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Top UN officials have warned the Security Council that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray are now in famine and that there was a risk of more clashes in the region despite a unilateral ceasefire by the fede...

Tigray ceasefire: aid workers demand telecoms be restored

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Humanitarian organisations in Ethiopia are demanding that phone lines and internet are restored to the troubled northern province of Tigray, warning that the ceasefire declared by Addis Ababa this week will only help ...

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