Ethiopia

Ethiopia at the U.N.: Tigray ‘Criminal Group’ Is ‘Hell-Bent on Destroying Foundation of Our Country’

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, who also serves as foreign minister, devoted very little of his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to discussing the brutal two-year civil war that heated up again over the past few weeks. He spent no time at all responding to the allegations of war crimes and human rights atrocities against both his government and its adversaries.

Ethiopias Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen Hassen addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 24, 2022. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine Sends Free Wheat to War-Torn Ethiopia

The Cabinet Ministry of Ukraine announced recently that it would reimburse the government of Ethiopia, and neighboring Somalia, for about $11.4 million worth of wheat, Mogadishu’s Shabelle Media reported on Tuesday.

Farmers harvest a wheat field in the Ukrainian Kharkiv region on July 19, 2022, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine

Tigray Rebels Say Eritrea Fully Engaged in Ethiopian Civil War

A spokesman for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – the Marxist political party and armed militia that has been fighting an insurgency against the Ethiopian central government since November 2020 – claimed on Tuesday that neighboring Eritrea launched a “full-scale offensive” across the Ethiopian border into the Tigray region.

Ethiopian government soldiers ride in the back of a truck on a road near Agula, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Saturday, May 8, 2021. As the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the government forces fight, civilians, and especially children, are suffering heavily. More and more children are caught …

Gunmen Slaughter over 40 Villagers in Ethiopian Ethnic Conflict

Ethiopia’s civil war between the federal government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is not the only deadly ethnic conflict raging in that turbulent country. On Friday, residents of the Oromiya region reported digging mass graves for at least 42 villagers slaughtered by a rival tribal militia.

Ethiopian security

Former U.N. Official Says Ethiopia Blocked Famine Declaration

A former U.N. employee alleged on Tuesday that the Ethiopian government intentionally prevented its representatives from declaring an official famine last year in the country’s northern Tigray region, which has been devastated by Ethiopia’s ongoing civil war, the media platform Devex reported.

A woman walks past a tent at the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp of Guyah, 100 kms of Semera, Afar region, Ethiopia on May 17, 2022. - Conflict erupted in Ethiopia late 2020 when the government sent troops in to topple Tigray's ruling TPLF party, saying it was in response …

Report: Ethiopia, Led by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Committing ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Civil War

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a joint report on Wednesday in which they alleged Ethiopia’s federal government has perpetrated “ethnic cleansing … crimes against humanity and war crimes” in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region as part of a civil war between Addis Ababa and the separatist militia known as the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - OCTOBER 04: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends an inaugural celebration after Amhed was sworn in for a second five year term as Prime Minister of Ethiopia on October 04, 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr Abiy's Prosperity Party was able to claim a majority after June's …

W.H.O. Gifts Leader Tedros an Uncontested Election in 2022

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will run for a second term at the helm of the organization in May 2022 unopposed, despite presiding over one of the most embarrassing episodes in the history of the agency: the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives at the Élysée Palace for the inaugural dinner of the Paris Peach Forum as World Leaders and dignitaries arrive in Paris for the first day on November 11, 2021 in Paris, France. The forum, which …