UN, Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Protect Civilians

International rights groups urged Ethiopian forces to prioritize the safety of civilians in the Tigray region Monday as a 72-hour deadline for regional forces to surrender loomed. On Sunday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave a 72-hour deadline to Tigrayan forces to surrender or face a military offensive from the central government, escalating a weeks-long […]

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Tigray Forces Fire Rockets Into Neighboring Ethiopian Region

Tigray forces fired rockets Friday into a neighboring Ethiopian state, heightening fears the internal conflict could spread to other parts of the country, a day after the federal government said its forces were closing in on the dissident region’s capital. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, unleashed a military campaign in […]

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UN Agencies Scramble to Assist Those Fleeing Ethiopia’s Restive Tigray Region

U.N. agencies are bracing for a full-scale humanitarian crisis in eastern Sudan, as refugees flee the fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The latest reports put the current number of arrivals at more than 33,000. To assist those fleeing, aid agencies are scrambling to get life-saving assistance to the growing number of refugees along the Sudanese-Ethiopian […]

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Disputes Threaten Somali National Elections Time Frame

The International Crisis Group says Somalia is getting behind schedule on conducting parliamentary and presidential elections.  The Brussels-based research organization says the process is threatened by disagreements and the lack of a mechanism to handle disputed election results. It’s calling for term extensions to avoid political conflict.   The Somali government’s plan to hold elections […]

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